On our recap of 2018 Canadian Cinema (episodes 8 & 9), Alex, Orla, and Brett all selected Patrica Rozema’s Mouthpiece as their favourite Canadian film of the year. To coincide with Mouthpiece’s theatrical release, theatre artist and Seventh Row staff writer Laura Anne Harris joins editor-in-chief Alex Heeney and associate editor Brett Pardy to discuss the film’s adaptation from stage to screen, Rozema’s visual genius, complex character relationships, and more.
Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava (also the film’s writers) simultaneously play two sides of the same woman, Cassandra, as she prepares for her mother’s (Maev Beaty) funeral. Her preparations lead to her grappling with the contradictions of her mother’s second-wave feminism and the female experience of living under the patriarchy. Director Patricia Rozema collaborated with Nostbakken and Sadava to adapt their play to the screen.
Show Notes and Recommended Reading:
Alex Heeney highlighted Mouthpiece as one of the shining stars at TIFF 18.
We previously discussed Mouthpiece on part two of our best 2018 Canadian cinema podcast episode.
This episode was edited by Edward von Aderkas.