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Martha, Ruth and Edie

Directed by Norma Bailey, Deepa Mehta, and Danièle J. Suissa
Canada, 1988 (fiction, 92 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description [in French] :
"Trois Torontoises assistent à un atelier de croissance personnelle. Chaque femme raconte (dans des circonstances plutôt inusitées) l'histoire des relations inter-personnelles qui l'ont marquée. Attention : aucune de ces histoires n'est aussi prévisible qu'il pourrait sembler à prime abord. Martha, Ruth et Edie partagent leurs secrets au cours d'un après-midi qui changera leurs vies."
-- World Film Festival / Festival des films du monde (source)

Film Description:
"Three women—Martha, Ruth and Edie—ejected from a 'Woman Fulfilled' seminar led by 'the man who understands what it is to be a woman' (he's a power-tripping jerk) meet in the lobby of the seminar auditorium and swap the stories they came to the seminar to tell. They are no ordinary stories: they have been adapted by three separate screenwriters from exceptional tales by Alice Munro (How I Met My Husband), Betty Lambert (Guilt) and Cynthia Flood (California Aunts)."
-- Jay Scott (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Janet Maclean, Barbara O'Kelly, Anna Sandor
Produced by: Rossie Grose, Deepa Mehta Saltzman
Principal Cast: Margaret Langrick, Andrea Martin, Tom Butler, Jeff Christensen, Page Fletcher, Lynne Gorman, Helen Hughes, Tom Jackson, Frank Moore, Chuck Shamata, Kate Trotter, Lois Maxwell
Cinematography: Douglas Koch
Film Editing: Lara Mazur
Music: Alexina Louie, Alex Pauk
Production Company: Sunrise Films

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