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Fortnight 1997, Feature film, 1 h 18


Sandra has had a morbid fascination with death since she was a little girl. So much that she takes a job in a local funeral parlor, managed by the troubled Mr Wallis. So begins her initiation into the funeral industry and the closed world of undertakers. While studying embalming at the library one day, she meets Matt, a medical student. Matt makes a play for Sandra’s affections, only to find that her passion for death exceeds any love she might feel for him.


Lynne Stopkewich

She grew up in Montreal suburbs. She started making films when she was 13 and she graduated at Concordia University: The Flipped Wig and The $3 Wash & Set were awarded in New York and San Francisco. She entered the Bristish Columbia University to study cinema. She met John Pozer who produced her film The Grocer’s wife: it was shown at La Semaine de la critique in Cannes in 1992. She made a short poetical film in video: Soul Tone Poem.

James Timmons
Jay Brazeau
Jessie Winter Mudie
Joe Maffei
Molly Parker
Nathasha Morley
Peter Outergridge

Angus Fraser, Lynne Stopkewich

Gregory Middleton

Marti Richa, Susan Taylor

John Pozer, Peter Roeck, Lynne Stopkewich

Donald Mac Donald

Set decoration
Eric McNab

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