CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS 2013 – Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – JAMES CROMWELL
Michael McGowan’s Still Mine is an exquisitely mounted and deeply affecting love story about one man’s determination to create a suitable home for his ailing wife.
Veterans James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold are nothing short of magnificent in the story of a couple with a deep and complicated past. When her health begins to fail, Craig Morrison (Cromwell) is faced with the choice of either building a new, more suitable home for Irene (Bujold), or leaving the farm they have lived on for decades. A skilled carpenter, he imagines the only obstacles he faces are time and the weather. That is, until he meets Rick (Jonathan Potts), a government inspector who makes it his personal mission to halt construction on the new house.
In a cinematic world obsessed with youth, Still Mine is in part about the battle between heritage and modernity and a refreshing look at the value of commitment and long term relationships. Craig and Irene’s relationship is far richer because of the past they’ve shared. Their conversations are charged, direct, and laden with subtext- not the kind of empty verbal jousting we might see in a contemporary romance. They need all their wits about them as Irene becomes increasingly ill . Amidst a series of stop-work orders, Craig races to finish their house. Hauled into court and facing jail, Craig takes a final stance to save his home.
In cinemas from 6th June 2013.
“James Cromwell gives an incredible performance in a deeply moving movie.
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