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"Patricia Rozema's charming debut feature I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) was not the first film from the [Toronto] New Wave—that honour would go to Atom Egoyan's Next of Kin (1984)—but it established the movement, in part, because of its international and domestic success."
-- Steve Gravestock


Source:
Gravestock, Steve. "The Toronto New Wave." In World Film Locations: Toronto, edited by Tom Ue. Bristol: Intellect, 2014. (p. 56)