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The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche

2012/ one hour feature, documentary

This dazzling portrait of one of the most famous and prolific woman writers of the 20th century recounts the extraordinary literary partnership between Mazo de la Roche, the author of Jalna and The Whiteoak Chronicles, and her lifelong companion, Caroline Clement. Featuring Severn Thompson in a stunning portrayal of Mazo de la Roche.

A co-production with The National Film Board of Canada, in association with Bravo!,  TVOntario, Knowledge, CMF, Rogers Documentary Fund.

“The film is gorgeous to watch both for the story, which is quietly heartbreaking, but also for the visuals, and especially for Severn Thompson, who portrays de la Roche.”
– Open Book Toronto

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Photo credit: Stan Barua

Director & Writer

Maya Gallus


Justine Pimlott, Anita Lee (NFB), Maya Gallus


Best Social Political Documentary – Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton Film Festival
Best Editing In A Documentary (Nomination – Roslyn Kalloo), Canadian Cinema Editors

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