Expired October 31, 2020 11:00 PM
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HAPPY PLACE explores the time a group of women spend together in an in-patient care facility. The women have only one thing in common: they have all attempted suicide. Samira’s (Clark Backo) attempt stems from PTSD after a violent sexual assault several years earlier, and her fellow residents -- sophisticated Celine (Marie-Ève Perron), ribald Mildred (Mary Walsh), guarded Rosemary (Pamela Mala Sinha), vulnerable Nina (Lisa Repo-Martell), and competitive Joyce (Sheila McCarthy) -- have personal stories that intersect with her own. Trying to lead them all to some form of healing is psychiatrist Louise (Tara Rosling), who holds the centre of this diverse and kinetic group. Some of the women will leave the safety of the clinic, for better or worse, and others will stay, hopefully learning to find a way to exist alongside their pain.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    103 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Helen Shaver
  • Screenwriter
    Pamela Sinha
  • Producer
    Elise Cousineau, Jennifer Kawaja, Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, Julia Sereny
  • Cast
    Clark Backo, Marie-Ève Perron, Mary Walsh, Pamela Mala Sinha, Lisa Repo-Martell, Sheila McCarthy, Tara Rosling
  • Cinematographer
    Jackson Parrell
  • Production Design
    Marion Pon