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.

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 enough to sit down with us for a glass of absinthe at Salvador Darling to discuss her filmography (White Room, Mansfield Park and more), as well as the article.

 

 

This feature interview is from the third issue of The Seventh Art, which was released in April 2012.