Director: Lynne Stopkewich Year: 1996 Run Time: 88min

Based on Barbara Gowdy’s short story “We So Seldom Look On Love”, Kissed tells the offbeat and unlikely story of Sandra (Molly Parker, who won the Genie Award for best actress for the role), a young woman whose lifelong preoccupation with death leads her to study as an embalmer at a mortuary school, where her romantic feelings about death blossom into full-blown necrophilia.

A fellow student (Peter Outerbridge) develops feelings for Sandra, but struggles to cope with her unusual and disturbing sexual desires. Kissed is a rare film about sexual awakening that manages to be both profoundly subversive and extremely tender.

“Stopkewich has managed the unlikely feat of making a film about necrophilia that is neither a black comedy nor a horror outing. Rather, she has crafted a poetic, provocative love story about sex, romance and death that is surprisingly endearing.” – Brendan Kelly, Variety


Lynne Stopkewich


Lynne Stopkewich, Angus Fraser


Peter Outerbridge, Molly Parker, Jay Brazeau






English, French

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NR Alberta
18A British Columbia
R Manitoba
R New Brunswick
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R Ontario
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18A Yukon