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:
Carolina Bartczak ... Maura
Peter MacNeill ... Ian
Gord Rand ... Ben
Edie Inksetter ... Paula
Christopher Jacot ... Duncan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daina Barbeau ... Bar Patron
Kate Corbett ... Bonnie
Emmajane Donnan Emmajane Donnan ... Little girl
Kayla Dumont ... Ginger Adult
Bonnie Gray ... Ms Hunt
Madeleine Hiscox ... Gemma
Grace Keeping ... Young Bonnie
Alexis Koetting Alexis Koetting ... Reporter
Ruth Lawrence ... Florist
Rachel MacMillan ... Margaret
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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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A fascinating look at mental illness and how it affects families
1 February 2020 | by ihatebadmoviescomSee all my reviews

While the topic of mental illness has been portrayed countless times in cinema I think this is one of the better films that I have seen about the illness. Some may take hope as the silver lining in the movie but I see it a little bit different. With a little bit of help and a lot of empathy it seems that we could be helping people in real and meaningful ways. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and got a bit teary-eyed in the last acts.


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24 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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