An Audience of Chairs

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Maura Mackenzie (Carolina Bartczak) believes the world is hers to conquer. With her career as a concert pianist gaining momentum, it seems her beauty and talent will be strong enough to mask the demons that threaten to engulf her. But with an absent husband (Christopher Jacot) and two young daughters at home, her precarious sanity begins to unravel until one summer day, burning with manic energy, she makes a terrible mistakeā€”a mistake that will change her life forever.

The consequences for Maura are catastrophic: her ambitious husband runs for his life, taking the children with him, leaving Maura to lapse into a full-scale breakdown. Life as she knew it is over. With the help of her father, Ian (Peter MacNeill, The Stone Angel), Maura works to reclaim her life and waits for a miracle to bring her daughters home. But when the fates align, can the past be forgiven?

Directed by Deanne Foley, this universal story of the redemptive power of a mother’s love is adapted from the popular, award-winning novel, An Audience of Chairs by Joan Clark. The film picked up four awards at the Atlantic International Film Festival (2018) including Best Atlantic Feature and Best Atlantic Director.