Marion Bridge (Canada 2002)

Director:

Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Writer:

Daniel MacIvor

 

Producer:

Jennifer Kawaja, Bill Niven, Julia Sereny

Co-Producer:

Brent Barclay

 

 

Cast:

 

Molly Parker

Agnes

Rebecca Jenkins

Theresa

Stacy Smith

Louise

Marguerite McNeil

Rose

Ellen Page

Joanie

Hollis McLaren

Chrissy

Emmy Alcorn

Dory

Joseph Rutten

Ken

Nicola Lipman

Valerie

Jackie Torrens

Marlene

Kevin Curran

Sandy

Ashley MacIsaac

Mickey

Heather Rankin

Sue

 

(Complete Cast & Crew)

Marion Bridge

Ellen Page Online Movie Rating:

 


Genre:

Drama

Runtime:

90 minutes

Language:

English

Budget:

CAD $2,000,000

Filming dates:

April 2002

Filming locations:

Halifax / Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Rating:

PG-14 (Canada) / Unrated (USA)

World premiere:

7th September 2002 (Toronto Film Festival, Canada)

Company / Studio:

Idlewild Films Limited, Sienna Films Inc., Film Movement, Mongrel Media and other

Official website:

www.filmmovement.com

IMDb website:

www.imdb.com/title/tt0329355

DVD premiere:

12th March 2004 (Canada, Region Code 1, HomeScreen) (click here to see more DVD releases)


Downloads:

 

English Press Kit by Filmmovement

(PDF Document, 227 KB)

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English Press Kit by Mongrel Media

(PDF Document, 122 KB)

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Plot:

Thee adult sisters are forced to face the scars of their past as they wait at their mother's deathbed in this drama written by noted Canadian actor Daniel MacIvor. Agnes (Molly Parker) grew up in Sydney, a small town in Nova Scotia; hoping to get away from memories of an unhappy childhood, Agnes moved to Toronto, where she found more than her share of disappointments. When Agnes receives word that her mother Rose (Marguerite McNeil) is in failing health, she returns to Sydney for the first time in years, where she's met by her sisters, Theresa (Rebecca Jenkins), who has been turned bitter by a bad divorce, and Louise (Stacy Smith), who prefers withdrawing into herself to dealing with the outside world. As the four women attempt to make peace with one another, Agnes decides it's time they faced several unpleasant truths, including the abuse they faced at the hands of her father.

Awards:

  • CityTV Award for Best First Canadian Feature (Wiebke von Carolsfeld, 2002 Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Excellence in Editing (Dean Soltys, Atlantic Canadian Award - Honorable Mention, 2002 Atlantic Film Festival)
  • Best Canadian First Feature (Wiebke von Carolsfeld, 2002 Sudbury Cinéfest)
  • Outstanding Performance - Female (Ellen Page, ACTRA Maritimes Award, 2003 ACTRA Awards)
  • Youth Jury Award (Wiebke von Carolsfeld, 2004 Verona Love Screens Film Festival)
  • Buried Treasure (Chlotrudis Award, 2004 Chlotrudis Awards)

Facts:

  • Marion Bridge is a community in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The community is named for the eponymous bridge that crosses the Mira river at this point approximately half way between the river's source in Grand Mira and end at Mira Gut. The current bridge built in the 1990's is a replacement of an older bridge

Release Dates:
 

Country

Date

Festival / Event / Location / Comment

Canada

7th September 2002

Toronto Film Festival

Canada

15th September 2002

Atlantic Film Festival

Canada

30th September 2002

Vancouver International Film Festival

Canada

6th October 2002

Calgary Film Festival

Netherlands

27th January 2003

International Film Festival Rotterdam

USA

11th April 2003

Limited Release

Canada

18th April 2003

 

USA

18th April 2003

New York City, New York

Netherlands

15th May 2003

 

France

16th May 2003

Cannes Film Festival

Czech Republic

5th July 2003

Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Belgium

22nd October 2003

 

United Kingdom

4th May 2004

Commonwealth Film Festival

Indonesia

11th December 2004

Jakarta International Film Festival

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