87 minutes, 1994

Arthur Peirce's mother, Vivian, has Alzheimer's disease and is deteriorating rapidly. Overwhelmed by the changes in his mother, and unable to cope with his fears, Arthur retreats into richly-ornamented confines of his mother's condition worsens, Arthur escapes into the shop's basement into a world of poetic fantasy, abandoning his responsibilities in the shop and longing for the confort of his mother's nurse. Terminally shy and driven by denial into a realm of pure fantasy, Arthur Peirce must change. This is the story of his passage.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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