Adapted from Sheldo Currie’s novel The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, this poignant period drama looks at a small mining town in 1940s Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where Margaret (Bonham-Carter) grows to despise the mines in which both her brother and her father lost their lives.
As she mourns her losses, Margaret meets and falls in love with Neil (Russell), a bagpipe player who is just as disdainful of the local industry as she is. While Neil vows to find work outside of the mines, it proves tragically difficult for the couple to escape the realities of living in a mining community.
This critically acclaimed adaptation — featuring Genie Award–winning performances by Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Nelligan and Kenneth Welsh — is emotionally intense and deeply affecting.
Sheldon Currie, Gerald Wexler
Steve Clark-Hall, Mort Ransen, Christopher Zimmer, Claudio Luca
Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Nelligan, Clive Russell, Kenneth Welsh
English, Dubbed in French
Margaret's Museum is filmed and set in Nova Scotia. Mort Ransen is from Quebec.