Margaret Atwood: Once in August

Margaret Atwood: Once in August

                                Margaret Atwood: Once in August
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In Margaret Atwood: Once in August, filmmaker Michael Rubbo attempts to discover what shapes the celebrated writer's fiction and what motivates her characters. As one of Canada's most distinguished poets and novelists, Atwood is also one of this country's most elusive literary figures.

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Margaret Atwood: Once in August , Michael Rubbo, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Michael Rubbo
  • editing
    Michael Rubbo
  • producer
    Michael Rubbo
    Barrie Howells
  • executive producer
    Barrie Howells
  • screenplay
    Michael Rubbo
    Merrily Weisbord
  • cinematography
    Andreas Poulsson
    Zoe Dirse
  • sound
    Andy McBrearty
    Ingrid Cusiel
  • sound editing
    Stephan Steinhouse
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl

  • None

    At little less mansplaining, "I-got-a-nice-smile-today" filmmaker and more Atwood would have been nice. A real shame to go at such a smart, funny, important writer - and his own assistant - with such an old-school, patronizing attitude.

    None, 8 Aug 2021
  • None

    Michael Rubbo`s attitude was awful .He didn't want to let it go of his imagination of the subject .Even thought she was there as real as she can be ,next to him.He sound like as if it was all about him...Any case watching Margaret Atwood that young and all her gouges self is a blessing for today.

    None, 7 Sep 2020
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    None, 30 May 2020
  • None

    I watched this today on the anniversary of Margaret Atwood's 80th birthday. The film was as wonderful as our national treasure, Margaret Atwood herself.

    None, 18 Nov 2019
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  • ArtfeltMover

    Wonderfully refreshing in her candid and authentic humility. A deep pleasure to watch; but why does Michael conclude that Margaret has eluded him? It seems he concludes that because she did not provide the answer he was looking for, she did not answer at all; I didn't see it this way. And yet, what a beautiful illustration of humanity's selective perception. grattitude ... :)

    ArtfeltMover, 22 Oct 2011
  • deyemkay

    Nice to see Margaret Atwood as a person and a character in this film.Really impressed.

    deyemkay, 28 Jan 2011
  • beckyinquebecky

    the filmmakers are a bit too precious sand pleased with themselves, and give a bit too much credit to their own ideas. wish they'd edited themselves out a bit.

    beckyinquebecky, 15 Apr 2010

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