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The Diviners (1993)

As the situation with her rebellious daughter continues to escalate, Morag looks back on her life to understand how things have come to this.

Director:

Anne Wheeler

Writers:

Margaret Laurence (novel), Linda Svendsen
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5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Sonja Smits ... Morag
Tom Jackson ... Jules
Wayne Robson ... Christie
Jennifer Podemski Jennifer Podemski ... Pique
Don Francks ... Royland
Keith Bridger Keith Bridger ... Farmer
Angela Gannon Angela Gannon ... Pregnant Wife
Victor Cowie Victor Cowie ... Dr. McCleod
Alicia Panetta Alicia Panetta ... Morag (5 years old)
Doreen Brownstone ... Mrs. Pearl
Diane Douglass Diane Douglass ... Prin
Kristen Nychek Kristen Nychek ... Eva (5 years old)
Jay Brazeau ... Gus
Ellen Peterson Ellen Peterson ... Miss Crawford
Sheldon Starr Sheldon Starr ... Jules (7 years old)
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As the situation with her rebellious daughter continues to escalate, Morag looks back on her life to understand how things have come to this.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1993 (Canada) See more »

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The epic culmination of Margaret Laurence's Manawaka series.
4 October 1999 | by AndréaSee all my reviews

Based on the 1974 Governor General's Award-winning novel, The Diviners brings Margaret Laurence's Manawaka to life. The film follows Morag Gunn from her tough childhood in Manitoba through to middle-age -- all the while showing Morag's search for love. Along the way, we meet various characters from the Manawaka series and catch a glimpse into the many ways that society creates outcasts. The film also explores mythology, as shown through Christie's Scottish Piper Gunn, Mètis hero Jules Tonnerre, Morag's novel and songs by Skinner and Piquette. As Margaret Laurence's crowning achievement, The Diviners shows that truth and love can be "divined" in many ways.


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