Faced with the sudden death of her mother and wrestling with the daunting responsibility of delivering the eulogy, aspiring writer Cassandra finds solace and inspiration in her imagination and in her memory, which rapidly become indistinguishable.
As the funeral service approaches, Cassandra’s conflicted, complex reflections on and memories of her mother intensify and push her life in new and unexpected directions. Moving back and forth in time, the film’s multifaceted narrative probes the intimacies and emotional complexities of how we remember, what we remember, and why we remember.
Based on the award-winning play by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken (who also brilliantly co-star in the film as two ‘versions’ of Cassandra), Mouthpiece is an inventive, engaging narrative of personal rebirth from the acclaimed director of I’ve Heard The Mermaids Singing, Grey Gardens and Into The Forest.
CANADA NOW 2019 is a showcase of New Canadian Cinema in the UK, beginning with a series of screenings, Q&As, talks and panel discussions from the 24th – 28th April in London, featuring nine outstanding new pieces of filmmaking over one invigorating weekend in the heart of London’s West End.
From the 1st May onwards the films will begin a nationwide tour of cinemas and venues across the UK.