Swann Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Swann the Movie

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Too many loose ends and weak direction from Benson Gyles (in her feature film debut) waste the efforts of a talented cast. Chicago-based writer Sarah Maloney (Richardson) is doing a biography of Mary Swann, wife/murder victim of a backwater Ontario farmer, who secretly wrote poetry (and gets compared to Emily Dickinson). Sarah heads to Nadeau to meet with Mary's friend Rose (Fricker) and discovers she may have altered some of the published poetry but there's not much there to really care about. Based on a novel by Carol Shields.


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Available on VHS
Running time 98 minutes.
Originally from British, Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Writers, Women, Poetry, Biopics: Writers
David Young
Miranda Richardson, Brenda Fricker, Michael Ontkean, Sean McCann, John Neville, Sean Hewitt, Kyra Harper, David Cubitt, Geny Walter
Gerald Packer
Anna Benson Gyles
Richard Rodney Bennett
Ann Scott, Christina Jennings, Shaftesbury Films, Greenpoint Films, Norstar Entertainment, Majestic Films International

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