This is a powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of Cassandra Haywood - a fiercely independent millennial woman.
Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine (Maev Beaty) she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head. This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra (Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava) battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother’s funeral. What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy lives of women from both generations. ‘Mouthpiece’ digs deeply and personally into the roles women play, past and present, and how societal expectations can muddy up their individual desires. Credits: Canada’s Top Ten 2018; Toronto International Film Festival; Women in Film and Television Academic Merit Award (Drama), Vancouver International Film Festival; Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019.
Canada 2018 Patricia Rozema 91m