The Hanging Garden
First screened in June 1998 / Most recently screened in September 2017
Director: Thom Fitzgerald. Cast: Chris Leavins, Troy Veinotte, Kerry Fox, Seana McKenna, Peter MacNeill, Sarah Polley, Joan Orenstein, Christine Dunsworth, Joel S. Keller, Martha Irving, Jocelyn Cunningham, Ian Parsons, Renee Penney. Screenplay: Thom Fitzgerald.

Twitter Capsule: One of those 90s queer Canadian films that deserve more notice now. Good on how childhood sorrows linger later.

VOR:   Sometimes hews to a fairly familiar domestic realism, but other choices show modest ingenuity in expressing split psyches and haunted selves.

Photo © 1997 Triptych Media/Galafilm/Emotion Pictures,
© 1998 Goldwyn Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

(in June 1998: B–)

Toronto International Film Festival: People's Choice Award; Best Canadian Feature (tie)
Genie Awards (Canadian Oscars): Best Supporting Actress (McKenna); Best Supporting Actor (MacNeill); Best Screenplay; Best Film Editing (Susan Shanks); Claude Jutra Award

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