Lost and Delirious
First screened in July 2014
Director: Léa Pool. Cast: Mischa Barton, Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Jackie Burroughs, Emily VanCamp, Mimi Kuzyk, Luke Kirby, Graham Greene, Alan Fawcett, Noel Burton, Felicia Shulman, Amy Stewart, Caroline Dhavernas, Grace Lynn Kung, Jonathan Eliot, Peter Oldring, Stephen Mwinga, Gabrielle Boni, Sheena Bernett, Meaghan Rath, Melissa Pirrera. Screenplay: Judith Thompson (based on the novel The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan).

Twitter Capsule: Three lead actresses put a lot of heart into this but awkward symbolism and uncontrolled direction hamper them.

VOR:   Not a coming-out drama; difficulty of labeling the film's take on desire reflects exactly what's valuable about it. Kernel of real integrity here, burdened with over-plotting and cliché.

Photo © 2001 Lionsgate Films/Cité-Amérique International

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Genie Awards (Canadian Oscars): Best Cinematography (Pierre Gill)

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