1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's ... See full summary »
Mina has decided to leave her older husband Morteza after ten years of marriage. Next Monday will be her divorce date, which means her first step towards her goal; immigration. However, the... See full summary »
Mohammad Reza Forutan,
A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB)frequently wins international awards because it's main focus is on short features(30 minutes or less). This is one way to explain why this short film based on the short story by Alice Munro, is of such high quality. The cast includes Megan Follows from ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, Wayne Robson from THE RED GREEN SHOW and David Fox from "everything else". Follows is the star here in a film that neatly rolls up all the sex roles assigned to boys and girls in the last century and maybe since Adam and Eve. The symbolism from Munro's story is intact in this film yet the epiphany of her unnamed protagonist(called Margaret on the video)is completely reversed in the film version. A must for anyone studying Canadian literature and a recommended piece for anyone interested in gender roles in Western society.
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