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Atwood and Family ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB520468
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Biography, Canadian Literature, English, Literature, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1985
Running Time:  29m 39s


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Canadian author Margaret Atwood has achieved distinction internationally as both a poet and a novelist. Yet she remains one of Canada's most elusive literary figures. In a quiet encounter on Atwood's island retreat, the film's director seeks to discover what shapes this celebrated writer's fiction, and what motivates her characters. He finds instead that for Margaret Atwood, an enigmatic distance separates the life of her art from the art of her life.

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