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.
- 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)
- 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