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On Screen! | S2 | Ep 03 | I've Heard the Mermaids Singing | Documentary Series

On Screen! is a documentary series that showcases a classic Canadian film and the work of the people who made it. Each episode features interviews with the cast, crew, and nationally known critics, who reveal the behind-the-scenes trials of how each movie evolved from page to screen.

On Screen! est une série documentaire qui met en valeur un film canadien classique et le travail de ceux et celles ayant contribué à sa création. Chaque épisode comporte des entrevues avec les comédiens, l’équipe de tournage et des critiques de renommée mondiale, tous révélant détails et secrets sur le film, son tournage et son impact.

Winner of Best First Feature at the Cannes Film Festival, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Signing (1987) was ranked as one of TIFF’s Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time in 1993.

In writer/director Patricia Rozema’s acclaimed first feature, photographer Polly (Sheila McCarthy) lands a job at a Toronto art gallery run by Gabrielle (Paule Baillargeon), who is also a painter. As Polly gets to know her lover Mary (Ann-Marie MacDonald) and becomes entangled in their lives, she realizes Gabrielle isn’t exactly who she appears to be.

I’ve Heard the Mermaids Signing (1987) : un film réalisé par Patricia Rozema et mettant en vedette Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon et Ann-Marie MacDonald.


Only available in English. / Uniquement disponible en anglais.

Produced by/Produit par : Nick Orchard, Tristan Orchard

Directed by/Réal. : Tristan Orchard

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