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Margaret's Museum
  1994    114 min    Drama
DIRECTOR: Mort Ransen
SCREENPLAY: Gerald Wexler, Mort Ransen
SHORT STORY: Sheldon Currie

Key Cast
Helena Bonham-CarterMargaret MacNeil
Clive RussellNeil Currie
Kate NelliganCatherine MacNeil
Kenneth WelshAngus MacNeil

"Margaret's Museum is one of those small, nearly perfect movies that you know, seeing it, is absolutely one of a kind." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Plot Summary
Life is hard in Glace Bay, 1940. Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter) has already lost a father and a brother to the coal mines, and is fighting to save her younger brother from a similar fate. She and her mother (Kate Nelligan) spend much of their time caring for Margaret's grandfather, who is wracked with black lung disease. Love enters her life one day in the form of Neill Currie (Clive Russell), a bagpipe-playing, fun-loving, free spirit. Even love, however, may not be enough to cleanse her life of the pain and hardships she has become accustomed to enduring.
A Canada/United Kingdom Co-Production
PRODUCERS: Christopher Zimmer, Mort Ransen, Claudio Luca, Steve Clark-Hall
DISTRIBUTOR: Seville Pictures (all Territories)

Awards and Festivals
  • La Concha Oro award for Best Film at the 43rd Annual San Sebastian Festival in Spain
  • Best Canadian Picture Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival
  • People's Choice Award at the Atlantic Film Festival
  • 1995 11 Genie Award nominations for excellence in Canadian film
  • 1995 Winner of six Genies, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay