Falls Around Her

  • Release Date: March 8, 2019 (limited)
  • Genre: Drama

  • Director: Darlene Naponse
  • Producer(s): Darlene Naponse, Jamie Manning, Jennifer Weiss, Simone Urdl
  • Writer(s): Darlene Naponse
  • Studio: The Film Farm
  • Length: 1h 40m


Legendary singer Mary Birchbark (Tantoo Cardinal) returns home to her northern reserve of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation to reconnect with the land, her family and her community after spending years touring internationally. Living alone in an isolated bush camp, Mary begins to hear disturbing noises and becomes paranoid that someone might be watching her.

Her sister Betty (Tina Keeper) senses there may be more to Mary’s break from touring than meets the eye, and she urges her to reconnect with family and old friends. Unsure of what is real and what is imagined, Mary explores the psychological impact of her past as she carves out a new life for herself on her own terms.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Ontario. The cast and crew are Canadian.;


Tantoo Cardinal, Tina Keeper, Gail Maurice, Johnny Issaluk, Hope McGregor, Billy Merasty, J.D. Nicholsen
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