The mystery of Mazo de la Roche Le mystère de Mazo de la Roche.
DVD
2012
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"Mazo de la Roche was one of the most successful and prolific women writers of the 20th century. Her novel Jalna, the dramatic story of a family dynasty, skyrocketed her to international fame and fortune in 1927. By the time she died, 11 million copies of her book had been sold in 93 languages; she remains one of this country's bestselling authors to date. Despite her great fame, her private life was indeed a mystery, for de la Roche was a fabulist in the grandest sense: she and her lifelong companion, Caroline Clement - Mazo's "adopted sister," cousin and muse - constructed public personas that protected their own very hidden lives. Since her death in 1961, de la Roche has become a figure of fascination and speculation for subsequent generations of readers around the world."--Container.

Item Details
Subjects:
Authors, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Clement, Caroline.
De la Roche, Mazo, 1879-1961 Jalna.
De la Roche, Mazo, 1879-1961.
Female friendship -- Canada.
Novelists, Canadian (English) -- 20th century -- Biography.
Recluses as authors -- Ontario.
Whiteoak family (Fictitious characters)
Women authors, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Women novelists, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Genre:
Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Other Authors:
Gallus, Maya.
Lee, Anita.
National Film Board of Canada.
Pimlott, Justine.
Red Queen Productions.
Edition:
Widescreen.
Publisher, Date:
[Toronto, Ont.] : Red Queen Productions, 2011 ; [Montreal, Que.] : National Film Board of Canada, [2012]
Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 53 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Title:
Mystère de Mazo de la Roche [DVD]
Notes:
DVD ; widescreen ; Dolby digital 5.1 or Dolby digital 2.0 ; NTSC.
Director/writer, Maya Gallus ; producers, Justine Pimlott, Anita Lee, Maya Gallus ; executive producers, Justine Pimlott, Silva Basmajian ; editor, Roslyn Kalloo ; director of photography, Stanislaw Barua ; original music, Keir Brownstone.
Featuring interviews with: Esmée Rees, Kim De la Roche, Kildaire Dobbs, Marie-Claire Blais, Daniel Bratton, Heather Kirk, Susan Swan, Lorraine York ; cast: Severn Thompson, Deborah Hay.
Originally produced in 2011.
Produced by Red Queen Productions in co-production with The National Film Board of Canada ; in association with Bravo!
In English, with optional French subtitles; closed captioned.
Contents:
Introduction
Jalna
A Boston marriage
Wild happiness
Renny & Alayne
The failings of my sex
An outcast from the normal world
Whiteoaks of Jalna
Mummie & Auntie Cara
The well of loneliness
The compulsion to write
Hand in hand we kept the faith.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
153C 9912 400
Link to PAC
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