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Geneviève Bujold: Still Mine, 'still ours'

STILL MINE bujold and cromwell.jpgAcademy Award nominee Geneviève Bujold joins Sonali Karnick to talk about her new film, Still Mine.

The film is coming to Canadian cinemas as of May 10th, but it's been gathering momentum since it was an Official Selection at The Toronto International Film Festival last summer. More recently, Still Mine picked up 7 major nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Geneviève Bujold was nominated for Best Actress - the latest in a long line of honours and awards over the years. Her acting career started in Montreal in the 1960s.

She made a name for herself in films as diverse as Claude Jutra's Kamouraska, Anne of the Thousand Days with Richard Burton, and David Cronenberg's thriller Dead Ringers. She's lived in California for years, but comes back to do films from time to time - like The Trotsky, and now Still Mine.

Still Mine is based on a true story about an independent elderly couple named Irene and Craig Morrison who have run their own farm for six decades.  But Irene starts to shows signs of dementia and her 89-year-old husband decides to build her a smaller house nearby. A local inspector tries to shut him down, and Craig risks going to jail if he continues to build it.

That's the story - but the heart of the film is this couple, played by Bujold and Academy-award nominee James Cromwell (Babe).

 

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