|Directed by Lynne Stopkewich|
|Canada, 2000 (fiction, 92 minutes, colour, English)|
"Leila Murray (Molly Parker) works as a receptionist at a small-town motel. For the same price of a room, Leila offers herself to the men who pass through—she can neither understand nor explain why she keeps doing this. Hiding her money away, she claims to be saving for something, something that shimmers beyond the horizon, but whether beautiful or terrible she can't tell. [...] Delving into difficult subject matter, director Lynne Stopkewich interrogates the compulsions that drive us and examines the choices we have, or think we have. Leaving behind her family, co-workers, and a young girl she has befriended, Leila's past and future collide in a crash course with destiny. Honest and compelling, Suspicious River is disturbing in its frank assessment of violence and self-destruction."
-- Liz Czach (source)
|Film Credits (partial):|
|Written by:||Lynne Stopkewich|
|Based on:||Suspicious River, a novel by Laura Kasischke|
|Produced by:||Michael Okulitch, Hamish McAlpine, Erik Stensrud|
|Principal Cast:||Molly Parker, Callum Keith Rennie, Mary Kate Welsh, Joel Bissonnette, Deanna Milligan, Sarah Jane Redmond|
|Film Editing:||Allan Lee|
|Production Company:||Suspicious Films Ltd.|
"In Suspicious River, she de-objectifies prostitution and controversially introduces it as a middle-class 'problem' while presenting it as a multivariant and contradictory escapism."
-- Kalli Paakspuu (source)