"The Far Shore is a very beautiful film, the first feature by Toronto artist Joyce Wieland, who for 10 years painted and made avant-garde film shorts in New York. She returned home in 1972 and started work on this film, which cost $480,000 and looks like twice that. Her co-producer, Judy Steed, is also a filmmaker hitherto only of shorts. Suggested by the still mysterious death, decades ago, of a youngish but worldknown Canadian painter, Tom Thomson, junior member of Canada's famed Group of Seven, The Far Shore is a good bet for art houses everywhere and, carefully handled, might go in general release—perhaps on a double bill, since it lacks names. So did Elvira Madigan, of course, and it was a smash. This is a far fresher film except visually; they're about equal there. Richard Leiterman's lensing, chiefly around Bon Echo Lodge in this general area, is sometimes breathtaking."
Variety. "The Far Shore." Review of The Far Shore. Variety, August 18, 1976.