ABOUT THE FILM
Mona Lisa is a 1986 film about an ex-convict who becomes entangled in the dangerous life of a high-class call girl. The film was directed by Neil Jordon who co-wrote the film with David Leland. It was co-produced by George Harrison of The Beatles under his production company, HandMade Films. Mona Lisa stars Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Robbie Coltrane and Michael Caine.
Mona Lisa received positive critic reaction when it was released in 1986. One film critic, Roger Ebert, wrote “The relationship of their characters in the film is interesting, because both people, for personal reasons, have developed a style that doesn’t reveal very much.” when he described George and Simone characters .
The estimated production budget for Mona Lisa was a trivial amount of $2m. However, it was a commercial box office success and grossed $5,404,977 in box office receipts in the USA alone.
The film was nominated 14 awards including Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards. It won 13 with Bob Hoskins being nominated for several awards for his performance including an Academy Award for Best Actor. He won a Best Actor award at the Golden Globes, BAFTA and Cannes Film Festival, also picking up many Critics awards as well. Cathy Tyson was nominated for a BAFTA and Golden Globe as Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively.
Year of Film
Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane, Clarke Peters, Kate Hardie
Origin of Film
Genre(s) of Film
Crime | Drama | Romance
Budget: $2,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: $99,361 (USA)
Gross: $5,404,977 (USA)