Canada Now: The Maple Movies Festival, I’ve Heard The Mermaids Singing (1987), a film by Patricia Rozema

February 15, 7:00 pm

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Shy, scatterbrained Polly Vandersma drifts from one temp job to another. She records her life in photographs and film, and experiences fantastic visions– she even hears the mermaids singing! Polly relates the story of her latest job as a secretary in a Toronto art gallery. The ambitious owner of the gallery, Gabrielle, becomes involved in a relationship with Mary, a young artist, whom Polly admires greatly.– Patricia Rozema’s directorial debut is a cinematic “selfie” ahead of its time. (82 minutes)

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Kino › Studio 3
Kaiserpassage 6, 76133 Karlsruhe


Presented by Telefilm Canada in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.

Patricia Rozema, Paule Baillargeon, Sheila McCarthy

English and German


LGBTQ2+, Women