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Story

This touching, 1991 Canadian film directed by Cynthia Scott takes the unusual step of casting nonprofessional actors, and the gamble pays off very well indeed. The story concerns eight elderly women whose tour bus breaks down driving through the wilderness. While waiting to be rescued, they find an abandoned house and look for food. The days and nights they end up spending away from civilization prove restorative to their spirits as each character gets an opportunity to tell her life story. The ensemble cast, as it turns out, essentially plays themselves in the film: the tales they tell are truly their own. A very talky, slowly paced production, it's best to get into the gentle rhythm of Scott's design and let the experience flow in the same way it does for the performers. --Tom Keogh

Cast

Alice Diabo
Constance Garneau

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Cynthia Scott
  • Producer: First Run Features
  • Length: 105 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1991
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 7, 1999
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