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Directed by Patricia Rozema
Canada, 2018 (fiction, 91 minutes, colour, English)
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Film Description:
"Patricia Rozema [...] adapts the award-winning two-woman play by Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava, about an aspiring writer attempting to reconcile her feminism with the conformist choices of her mother following her mother's sudden death. [...] Rozema knots together the thematic threads of her past work—feminist consciousness, the struggle for self-expression—into one of her most vibrant films to date. [...] In the aftermath of her mother's sudden death, aspiring writer Cassandra struggles to compose a eulogy. She self-identifies as the black sheep of the family, standing in brazen opposition to her mother's embodiment of feminine grace. In Cassandra's eyes, to be a 'nurturing mother' and a 'classy woman' is to be a vessel for self-sacrifice and she roils over her mother's failed career and incessant need for approval from others. Cassandra is only able to connect with her mother when she realizes that her own rebelliousness is as much a response to the male gaze as her mother's conformity. [...]"
-- Danis Goulet (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Patricia Rozema, Norah Sadava, Amy Nostbakken
Produced by: Patricia Rozema, Jennifer Shin, Christina Piovesan, Alex Brisbourne, Angela Brisbourne, Martha McCain, Martha Ramsay, Kathleen Ramsay, Maria Martin Stanley
Principal Cast: Norah Sadava, Amy Nostbakken, Maev Beaty
Cinematography: Catherine Lutes
Film Editing: Lara Johnston
Music: Amy Nostbakken
Production Company: Mouthpiece (FGM) Films, First Generation Films, Crucial Things

Awards won by Mouthpiece

Notes about Mouthpiece


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