The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song

MUSCLE RAISES fighting cocks and races songbirds in Georgetown, Guyana. His mother, Mary, drinks and recites poetry to escape her traumatic past. Whenever Mary attempts to sneak away, Muscle is forced to confine her to her room. Sensitive and profound, tragic and life-affirming, this is a searching film about family, and a son’s flawed but brave attempts to care for his mother. Listen carefully and you’ll realize even a sad song has its high notes.

In association with the High Commission of Canada and RBC Royal Bank.

The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song (2012)

Region:

Canada

Language:

English

Rating:

GA

Director(s):

Christy Garland


Christy Garland

Christy Garland

Award-winning filmmaker Christy Garland formed Murmur Films in 2007. Her films have won audience awards, best foreign short awards, best documentary awards and the Kodak Vision Award. Her film The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song is a co-production with Denmark, supported by the Danish Film Institute.

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