An Audience of Chairs

While the topic of mental illness has been portrayed countless times in cinema I think this is one of the better films that I have seen about the illness.  Some may take hope as the silver lining in the movie but I see it a little bit different.  With a little bit of help and a lot of empathy it seems that we could be helping people in real and meaningful ways.  I thoroughly enjoyed the film and got a bit teary-eyed in the last acts.

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Movie title: An Audience of Chairs

Movie description: Maura Mackenzie (Carolina Bartczak) believes the world is hers to conquer. With her career as a concert pianist gaining momentum, it seems her beauty and talent will be strong enough to mask the demons that threaten to engulf her. But with an absent husband (Chris Jacot) and two young daughters at home, her precarious sanity begins to unravel until one summer day, burning with manic energy, she makes a terrible mistake — a mistake that will change her life forever. The consequences for Maura are catastrophic: her ambitious husband runs for his life, taking the children with him, leaving Maura to lapse into a full-scale breakdown. Life as she knew it is now over. With the help of her father, Ian (Peter MacNeill), Maura works to reclaim her life and waits for a miracle to bring her daughters home. But when the fates align, can the past be forgiven?

Date published: 2020-01-31

Director(s): Deanne Foley

Actor(s): Carolina Bartczak, Peter MacNeill, Gord Rand, Edie Inksetter, Christopher Jacot

My Review

While the topic of mental illness has been portrayed countless times in cinema I think this is one of the better films that I have seen about the illness.  Some may take hope as the silver lining in the movie but I see it a little bit different.  With a little bit of help and a lot of empathy it seems that we could be helping people in real and meaningful ways.  I thoroughly enjoyed the film and got a bit teary-eyed in the last acts.

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