Marion Bridge

Directed by Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Film Movement
2002
93 Minutes
Canada
English
Drama
Not Rated
DVD
$9.95 Members
$14.95 Non-Members

The story of three sisters paralyzed by family secrets.  In the midst of struggling to overcome her self-destructive behaviour, the youngest sister, Agnes, returns home determined to confront the past in a community built on avoiding it. Her quest sets in motion a chain of events that allows the sisters each in their own way to re-connect with the world and one another. Set in post-industrial Cape Breton, Marion Bridge is a story of poignant humor and drama. The film stars Molly Parker (Max, Kissed, Deadwood), Rebecca Jenkins (Bye Bye Blues, Black Harbour, Wilby Wonderful) and Stacy Smith (New Waterford Girl).

DVD Features

Director's Commentary Track with Molly Parker\n\nBehind-the-Scenes Documentary\n\nBonus short: Better or Worse?, directed by Jocelyn Cammack

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Marion Bridge is one of the most confident and clearly directed features to be made in Canada. Every element of this impressive production is completely integrated and beautifully performed."
    Atom Egoyan, Director, The Sweet Hereafter
  • Highest Rating
    "Few recent films have shown the wisdom and veracity [of Marion Bridge]."
    John Petrakis, The Chicago Tribune
  • Highest Rating
    "Pitch perfect! It uncovers a complexity and depth of feeling rarely glimpsed in a family drama."
    Stephen Holden, The New York Times

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