The Hanging Garden
|Director of Photography:||Daniel Jobin|
|Production Designer:||Taavo Soodor|
|Producers:||Louise Garfield, Arnie Gelbart and Thom Fitzgerald|
|Goldwyn Films; R; 90 minutes|
|Cast:||Chris Leavins, Troy Veinotte, Kerry Fox, Sarah Polley, Joel S. Keller, Joan Orenstein, Christine Dunsworth, Seana McKenna and Peter MacNeill|
A gay man named Sweet William (Leavins) returns to his provincial hometown in Nova Scotia to confront a troubled childhood. He arrives in the midst of his sister Rosemary's (Fox) hectic wedding to find his grandmother (Orenstein) ill and crazy, his father (McNeill) drunk and violent and his mother (McKenna) on the verge of a nervous breakdown. A dark story of family dysfunction, this directorial debut from Canadian Fitzgerald also manages lots of humor and touches of magical realism.