Murmur

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    Murmur

    Directed by

    Canada

    2019

    84 min

    • English

    Drama

    Donna has recently been convicted of "Driving While Impaired" and is ordered to perform community service at the local animal shelter. When an elderly dog is scheduled to be euthanized, Donna decides to take the dog home and quickly realizes his companionship can ease her loneliness. To fill the emptiness she feels, Donna begins to take home more and more animals and she is soon in over her head.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI Prize (Discovery) - Toronto IFF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Shan MacDonald
    Screenplay
    Heather Young
    Cinematography
    Jeff Wheaton
    Editing
    Heather Young
    Music
    Sarah deCourcy
    Production
    HOUSEPLANT FILMS

    Press

    Young's story may be simple, but her understanding of image and character is remarkable. 

    Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail

    Heather Young

    Heather Young

    Canada

    Heather Young was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. She has made the short films DOG GIRL (2009), GREEN (2013), HOWARD AND JEAN (2014), FISH (2016), and MILK (2017), of which the latter two were selected for the Canada's Top Ten Film Festival. MURMUR (2019) is her feature film debut.

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