Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.


Daniel MacIvor, Daniel MacIvor (adapted from the play by: "Marion Bridge")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Parker ... Agnes
Rebecca Jenkins ... Theresa
Stacy Smith Stacy Smith ... Louise
Marguerite McNeil Marguerite McNeil ... Rose
Elliot Page ... Joanie (as Ellen Page)
Hollis McLaren ... Chrissy
Emmy Alcorn Emmy Alcorn ... Dory
Joseph Rutten ... Ken
Nicola Lipman Nicola Lipman ... Valerie
Jackie Torrens Jackie Torrens ... Marlene
Kevin Curran Kevin Curran ... Sandy
Ashley MacIsaac ... Mickey
Heather Rankin Heather Rankin ... Sue
Linda Busby Linda Busby ... Evie
Stephen Manuel Stephen Manuel ... Tavern Bartender


Agnes returns to her hometown in Nova Scotia to reunite with her estranged sisters and care for her dying mother. As they tend to their mother, family secrets emerge and disrupt the sisters' fragile dynamic. Written by Anonymous

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A must see for anyone who still cares about a good story ....
13 April 2003 | by marcalan-2See all my reviews

As someone who loves the theatre but is tired of seeing the same material recycled again and again, it is refreshing to know that independent film still exists. Marion Bridge is such a breathe of fresh air. Its the type of picture which reassures you that there are still filmmakers out there who care about the story they are telling rather than just looking for a vehicle to demonstrate the newest special effect.

This film was absolutely wonderful. The others who have commented here have already given a synopsis, so I won't go into those details. I simply wanted to add my name to those who have praised Wiebke von Carolsfeld's feature length directorial debut.

Ms. Carolsfeld has taken a powerful story written by Daniel Maclvor and transfered it to film in a fashion that will touch you on many levels. I assure you that you won't forget about this movie or its performers (Molly Parker, Rebecca Jenkins, Stacy Smith and Marguerite McNeil are all outstanding) anytime soon.

I will continue to look for future endeavors by all of the participants in this project. They have a new fan today; one who hopes that there is plenty more material to come.

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Release Date:

18 April 2003 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Nova Scotia, Canada See more »


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CAD2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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