STILL MINE (2012)
- Run Time: 102 min.
- Rating: PG
- Director: Michael McGowan
- Star(s): James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold, Campbell Scott
Craig (Cromwell) shares an idyllic life in rural St. Martins, New Brunswick, with the love of his life, Irene (Bujold). When Irene’s health begins to fail, Craig is forced into a conflict with a pesky government inspector who refuses to let him build a new home that will be more suitable for Irene.
Stubborn and used to doing things for himself, Craig decides to put his carpentry skills to good use in spite of the inspector’s efforts to shut him down. As a showdown between the two becomes imminent, Craig also struggles to cope with the unmistakable deterioration of his beloved wife’s memory, and her diminishing ability to manage on her own.
Based on true events, Still Mine is an affecting love story and a funny tale about the battle between old and new ways of doing things.
“A small marvel of a film.” — Peter Howell, Toronto Star
About the Director
Toronto native McGowan made his film debut in 1998 with My Dog Vincent, which he wrote, directed and produced. He has also directed One Week (p.25), Saint Ralph, and Score: A Hockey Musical. Still Mine, his most recent film, made the list of Canada’s Top 10 films in 2012.