Sunday, March 10, 2019

Faced with the sudden death of her mother and wrestling with the daunting responsibility of delivering the eulogy, aspiring writer Cassandra finds solace and inspiration in her imagination and in her memory, which rapidly become indistinguishable. As the funeral service approaches, Cassandra’s reflections on and memories of her mother intensify and push her life in new and unexpected directions. An inventive narrative of personal rebirth from the acclaimed director of I’ve Heard The Mermaids SingingGrey Gardens, and Into The Forest.


Canada’s Top Ten 2018; Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival; Official Selection, and Women in Film and Television Academic Merit Award (Drama), Vancouver International Film Festival; Palm Springs Film Festival


“A thoughtful interrogation of modern womanhood, leavened by gallows humour.” – Scott Tobias, Variety

Screening as part of the official line-up for Canada Now 2019.

  • Country Canada
  • Running Time 91 minutes
  • Distributor Telefilm
  • Director Patricia Rozema

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