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I Am

  • 2020
  • Season 2
  • 3 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Three of Britain's leading actors explore themes of relationships, mental health and empowerment in the second series of female-led stand-alone dramas from BAFTA-winning writer-director Dominic Savage

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Episode 3: I Am Maria

Summary

Writer-director Dominic Savage's drama about a woman at a crossroads in life. Feigning happiness in her marriage has become suffocating, and Maria's 60th birthday sparks clarity about her suppressed feelings of discontent. She longs for another journey to find liberation and happiness again. With Lesley Manville and Michael Gould

Review

It’s Maria’s (the superb Lesley Manville) 60th birthday, but she has no plans to celebrate: her steadfast husband John (Michael Gould) will probably cook her spaghetti, she tells her handsome colleague at work, and the kids will come for lunch tomorrow. 
Yet it’s clear she’s dissatisfied with her lot. Actually, she’s not just dissatisfied, she’s angry and frustrated. She wants to feel she’s having her best possible life, she tells her family after a glass or two of wine, before, slightly hysterically, wailing that there’s such a lot she hasn’t done yet and she doesn’t want to waste what’s left of her life.  
The last of Dominic Savage’s largely improvised trilogy is a painful exploration of what it’s like to realise that your life is slipping by very quickly, and while you may have a comfortable existence, that’s what it is – existing, not living. The question is, will Maria find the courage to do something about it?

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Cast

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MariaLesley Manville
JohnMichael Gould
AnthonyGershwyn Eustache Jr
AndrewZiggy Heath
AliceEllie James
DavidDaryl McCormack

Crew

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WriterDominic Savage
DirectorDominic Savage
UnknownDominic Savage
ProducerKrishnendu Majumdar
UnknownRichard Yee

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  • Episode 3

    I Am Maria

    Summary

    Writer-director Dominic Savage's drama about a woman at a crossroads in life. Feigning happiness in her marriage has become suffocating, and Maria's 60th birthday sparks clarity about her suppressed feelings of discontent. She longs for another journey to find liberation and happiness again. With Lesley Manville and Michael Gould

    Review

    It’s Maria’s (the superb Lesley Manville) 60th birthday, but she has no plans to celebrate: her steadfast husband John (Michael Gould) will probably cook her spaghetti, she tells her handsome colleague at work, and the kids will come for lunch tomorrow. 
    Yet it’s clear she’s dissatisfied with her lot. Actually, she’s not just dissatisfied, she’s angry and frustrated. She wants to feel she’s having her best possible life, she tells her family after a glass or two of wine, before, slightly hysterically, wailing that there’s such a lot she hasn’t done yet and she doesn’t want to waste what’s left of her life.  
    The last of Dominic Savage’s largely improvised trilogy is a painful exploration of what it’s like to realise that your life is slipping by very quickly, and while you may have a comfortable existence, that’s what it is – existing, not living. The question is, will Maria find the courage to do something about it?

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    MariaLesley Manville
    JohnMichael Gould
    AnthonyGershwyn Eustache Jr
    AndrewZiggy Heath
    AliceEllie James
    DavidDaryl McCormack

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterDominic Savage
    DirectorDominic Savage
    UnknownDominic Savage
    ProducerKrishnendu Majumdar
    UnknownRichard Yee
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