Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Murmur

 

Year: 2019
Country: CANADA
Run Time: 85 minutes

Murmur
Murmur
Murmur
Murmur

Alcohol dependent, estranged from her family, and in poor health, Donna is living an isolated and joyless life. After she is caught drinking and driving, Donna is sentenced to a reform program. As part of her treatment, she begins to work at an animal shelter where she finds purpose in her monotonous tasks of cleaning cages and mopping floors. In the animals, Donna discovers the unwavering love and affection that have been missing in her life. These emotions are amplified when she adopts a terminally ill dog named Charlie to save him from being euthanized. Donna obsessively takes on more and more ill animals until her compulsive behavior is identified as endangering her recovery. Donna has to decide if she should relinquish this new found purpose in her life or continue doing what she deems best. MURMUR is a stoic work of docufiction profiling a troubled woman from an impartial perspective. The film reveals the truth of Donna’s experience in the small moments that define a life. — R.R.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 8:45 PM ET

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 5:10 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competitions
New Direction Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Heather Young

Producers
Martha Cooley, Heather Young

Screenwriting
Heather Young

Cinematography
Jeff Wheaton

Editing
Heather Young

Principal Cast
Shan MacDonald

Print Source

Film Sponsor

ADAMHS

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