Air Date: April 25, 2009
The story of three sisters paralyzed by family secrets. In the midst of struggling to overcome her self-destructive behaviour, the youngest sister, Agnes, returns home determined to confront the past in a community built on avoiding it. Her quest sets in motion a chain of events that allows the sisters each in their own way to re-connect with the world and one another. Set in post-industrial Cape Breton, Marion Bridge is a story of poignant humor and drama. The film stars Molly Parker (HBO’s “Deadwood”), Rebecca Jenkins and Stacy Smith.
Director: Wiebke von Carolsfield
Wiebke von Carolsfeld was born, raised and educated (University of Cologne) in Germany. Since coming to Canada, she has worked as picture editor for such filmmakers as Tim Southam (The Bay of Love and Sorrows), Jeremy Podeswa (The Five Senses, After the Harvest), Renny Bartlett (Eisenstein – Genie Nomination for Best Editing), Daniel MacIvor (Permission, Until I Hear From You) and many others. She has made two award-winning short films as a director, From Morning On I Waited Yesterday and Spiral Bound, which have screened at festivals all across Canada and the United States as well as in Europe. Marion Bridge is her first feature.