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An Audience of Chairs (2018)

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A mother living with mental illness struggles to cope after losing custody of her two daughters.

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Deanne Foley

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Rosemary House
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Credited cast:
Christopher Jacot ... Duncan
Kate Corbett ... Bonnie
Peter MacNeill ... Ian
Carolina Bartczak ... Maura
Gord Rand ... Ben
Edie Inksetter ... Paula
Rachel MacMillan ... Margaret
Kayla Dumont ... Ginger Adult
Terry Ryan ... Bartender
Justin James Remeikis Justin James Remeikis ... David
Ruth Lawrence ... Florist
Daina Barbeau ... Bar Patron
Bonnie Gray ... Ms Hunt
Alexis Koetting Alexis Koetting ... Reporter
Emmajane Donnan Emmajane Donnan ... Little girl
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AN AUDIENCE OF CHAIRS Maura Mackenzie (Carolina Bartczak) believes the world is hers to conquer. With her career as a concert pianist gaining momentum, it seems her beauty and talent will be strong enough to mask the demons that threaten to engulf her. But with an absent husband (Chris Jacot) and two young daughters at home, her precarious sanity begins to unravel until one summer day, burning with manic energy, she makes a terrible mistake - a mistake that will change her life forever. The consequences for Maura are catastrophic: her ambitious husband runs for his life, taking the children with him, leaving Maura to lapse into a full-scale breakdown. Life as she knew it is now over. With the help of her father, Ian (Peter MacNeill), Maura works to reclaim her life and waits for a miracle to bring her daughters home. But when the fates align, can the past be forgiven? Directed by award-winning filmmaker Deanne Foley (Relative Happiness), this universal story of the redemptive power of...

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Story of Husband Abandonment
3 June 2020 | by CilicaSee all my reviews

The movie is about a women who has a mental illness discovered late. Her husband blames her for a mistake she made leaving their girls alone.. Like so often happens the husband abandons his wife and takes the girls. He gets help to take care of them at his home but couldn't get his wife, the girls mother help while he was gone for months, working?

This is an insight into how women with mental illness are disguarded. It's their fault because they don't take their medication. I see that is a problem, but when she says ''you left me too long'', he turns and leaves her. This is about a selfish partner that turns away, not helping.

Her parents are a great help but not they are older. A story about a women pushed to her edge by an partner and when she snaps, "oh well she should have known, its all her fault."

Great insights into how some family run, how others help, how strangers help. The challenges with mental illness. While we see a unsympathetic husband, this character can be almost anyone who turns away, instead of offering compassion.


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