Thursday, April 25, 2013

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing



1987 Canadian Feature

Cast: Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Richard Monette, John Evans and Brenda Kamino
Writer/Director: Patricia Rozema

Synopsis:
When scatterbrained Polly Vandersma gets a job as a secretary at an art gallery, she becomes obsessed with impressing the owner, the beautiful Gabrielle St. Peres.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 60%
  • OMG rating: 7 /10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



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Awards:
  • Cannes Film Festival Award of the Youth for Foreign Film.
  • Genie Awards for Best Actress (McCarthy) and Supporting Actress (Baillargeon).

Notes/Trivia:
  • The title is taken from the poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot.
  • Feature film debut of writer/director Patricia Rozema. 

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