PATRICIA ROZEMA is a Canadian filmmaker whose extensive contribution to Canadian film history includes winning the Prix de la Jeunesse at Cannes in 1987 for her debut film, I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING.

Her directorial credits include feature films (MANSFIELD PARK, WHEN NIGHT IS FALLING), contributions to collaborative projects (YO-YO-MA INSPIRED BY BACH, BECKETT ON FILM), and television series (TELL ME YOU LOVE ME, MICHAEL: TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS). She has written each of the feature films she has directed, as well as the HBO television movie, GREY GARDENS.

Patricia was asked to finish the statement “What the Canadian film industry needs is…” for inclusion in an article by The Globe & Mail, which resulted in a manifesto consisting of her thoughts on the subject. Shortly after its publication in the newspaper, she was kind of enough to sit down with The Seventh Art‘s Christopher Heron for a glass of absinthe at SALVADOR DARLING.

This profile is Section One of ISSUE THREE of The Seventh Art.