30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom Canada 2011 | 95 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Tara Johns

Tara Johns grew up in West Canada before moving to Montreal. She worked as writer and cutter, before she directed a number of music videos and tv commercials. This is her debut feature film.

rated for 0 + years

Elizabeth Gray lives in the 1970s in rural Canada. She leads the typical life of a pre-teen, has a loving family and her best friend Belle lives just across the street. In biology class Elizabeth has to indicate the family's blood types. And there it is: The girl can in no possible way be her parents' child. She has been adopted. Suddenly she is not sure, who she really is and where she belongs. But after the first shock the girl sets out to find her real parents. A touching coming-of-age drama about family and finding out where one's roots are.

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Original title: The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Tara Johns
Screenplay: Tara Johns
Cast: Macha Grenon, Gil Bellows, Julia Stone
Producer: Barbara Shrier
Director of Photography: Claudine Sauvé
Music: Luc Sicard
Production Design:
Editor: Jean-François Bergeron
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Mongrel Media |1028 Queen St West | Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1H6 | Canada | Phone: +1 416 516 9775 | Email:
Production: Palomar


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