The Birdwatcher

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  89 min.
Release Date: November 18, 2016 - Toronto - November 18, 2016 - Toronto

Current rating: Rating: 4.67
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Cast: Camille Sullivan, Gabrielle Rose, Garwin Sanford, Jakob Davies, Matreya Fedor


When Saffron (Camille Sullivan), a social worker and single mother of two, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she worries about what will come of her kids in the foster care system. After a drawn-out search and no one else to turn to, she tracks down her birth mother (Gabrielle Rose), who gave her up for adoption years before.

Saffron attempts to reconnect with her estranged mother, a reclusive ornithologist named Birdy, in the hopes of finding a stable home for her two children long after she's gone.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Director: Siobhan Devine
Studio: Telefilm Canada
Producer(s): Alexandra Raffe, Carol Whiteman, Ines Eisses
Screenplay: Roslyn Muir
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  • 5 stars "Honest family drama - subtle yet powerful."