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89 Ratings

Places in the Heart

Directed by Robert Benton
United States, 1984


Edna Spalding finds herself alone and broke on a small farm in the midst of the Great Depression when her husband the Sheriff is killed in an accident. A wandering black man, Moses, helps her to plant cotton to try and keep her farm and her kids together.

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Places in the Heart Directed by Robert Benton

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1985 | 3 wins including: Best Director

Academy Awards

1985 | 2 wins including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1985 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture

Toronto International Film Festival

1984 | Winner: People's Choice Award

National Board of Review

1984 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actor

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