The Hanging Garden

Writer/director Fitzgerald's first feature starts conventionally as Sweet William (all the characters are named after plants) returns home to rural Nova Scotia after a long absence for his sister's wedding. Then matters turn spectacularly surreal: he encounters his former self, an unhappy grossly overweight teenager who hanged himself in despair over his homosexuality. A question mark hangs over which William is the 'true' one, and which the ghost, or the fantasy. Leavins and Fox head a strong cast in this unusual witty twist on the old dysfunctional family plot.

Release details

Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Screenwriter: Thom Fitzgerald
Cast: Chris Leavins
Troy Veinotte
Kerry Fox
Sarah Polley
Seana McKenna
Peter MacNeill
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