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Dancing in the Dark

Directed by Leon Marr
Canada, 1986


A harrowing account of the collapse of a bourgeois marriage, the film stars Martha Henry as Edna McCormick, a childless, middle-aged housewife whose existence has been reduced to a regimen of obsessive cleaning, preparing meals, and listening to her businessman husband Harry rant about work.

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Dancing in the Dark Directed by Leon Marr

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1986 | Directors' Fortnight

Toronto International Film Festival

1986 | Special Mention: Best Canadian Feature Film (Special Jury Citation)

Genie Awards

1987 | 3 wins including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

1987 | 2 nominations including: Best Motion Picture