Grief can take hold of even the strongest people and refuse to let go. It’s why they describe it as a “process.” Maris Curran’s “Five Nights In Maine” takes this idea to heart as it follows Sherwin (David Oyelowo), a recent widower who lost his wife Fiona (Hani Furstenberg) in a car accident. Stricken by grief and depression, he travels to a remote corner of Maine to see Fiona’s cancer-stricken mother Lucinda (Dianne Wiest) who’s being taken care of by caring nurse Ann (Rosie Perez). Tensions run high as both Sherwin and Lucinda deal with the tragedy, and struggle to come to terms with their feelings towards each other and Fiona. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below featuring Sherwin and Ann discussing the loss.
David Oyelowo is best known for his performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s “Selma,” about the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches and the tumultuous aftermath. He garnered further acclaim for his roles in J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year,” the crime-drama “Captive,” and the HBO movie “Nightingale,” about a disturbed loner who murders his mother in a fit of rage. He has also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” and “The Last King of Scotland.”
Rosie Perez first rose to fame in Spike Lee’s masterpiece “Do The Right Thing.” She then went on to appear in Jim Jarmusch’s “Night on Earth,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” “and “Untamed Heart.” She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in Peter Weir’s “Fearless.” She then went on to appear in “Perdita Durango,” “The 24 Hour Woman,” and David Gordon Green’s “Pineapple Express.”
“Five Nights In Maine” is currently in theaters and available on VOD.