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Dancing in the Dark

1986 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

Drama

The present unfolds along with scenes from the past in this intense psychological drama about Edna (Martha Henry), a woman in the hospital who each day writes down her memories. Edna cannot (or will not) talk to her doctor, and nurses have to take care of her ordinary needs, including making her eat when meals arrive. Edna's stark hospital surroundings give way to the bright colors of her home-life as her memories surface while she writes. She is a devoted housewife, an excellent cook, and in love with her husband. Her husband Harry often compliments her on her cooking, fills their conversations with his life at work, and they m quite normal if perhaps a little boring. But then something happens that will change Edna's attitude toward herself, resulting in a hospital stay, and her stubborn unwillingness to talk. Dancing in the Dark is a 1986 English-language Drama film starring Martha Henry, Neil Munro, Anne Butler, Vince Metcalfe, Janet Bailey, Carole Galloway and Theresa Tova. The movie is inspired from Dancing in the Dark by Joan Barfoot. Brightstar Films in association with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Film House Group. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Anthony Kramreither, Don Haig and John Ryan. The movie is directed by Leon Marr. New World Pictures acquired the distribution rights for the film. Dancing in the Dark was released on 17th October 1986 and takes a screen time of 93 minutes. Dancing in the Dark was made on a budget of $0 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Leon Marr. Cinematography was done by Vic Sarin and editing by Thomas Berner. The music was composed by Erik Satie.
  • Jini Score
    39%
  • Rating
    6.8/10
  • Jini Score
    39%
  • Rating
    6.8/10
The present unfolds along with scenes from the past in this intense psychological drama about Edna (Martha Henry), a woman in the hospital who each day writes down her memories. Edna cannot (or will not) talk to her doctor, and nurses have to take care of her ordinary needs, including making her eat when meals arrive. Edna's stark hospital surroundings give way to the bright colors of her home-life as her memories surface while she writes. She is a devoted housewife, an excellent cook, and in love with her husband. Her husband Harry often compliments her on her cooking, fills their conversations with his life at work, and they m quite normal if perhaps a little boring. But then something happens that will change Edna's attitude toward herself, resulting in a hospital stay, and her stubborn unwillingness to talk. Dancing in the Dark is a 1986 English-language Drama film starring Martha Henry, Neil Munro, Anne Butler, Vince Metcalfe, Janet Bailey, Carole Galloway and Theresa Tova. The movie is inspired from Dancing in the Dark by Joan Barfoot. Brightstar Films in association with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Film House Group. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Anthony Kramreither, Don Haig and John Ryan. The movie is directed by Leon Marr. New World Pictures acquired the distribution rights for the film. Dancing in the Dark was released on 17th October 1986 and takes a screen time of 93 minutes. Dancing in the Dark was made on a budget of $0 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Leon Marr. Cinematography was done by Vic Sarin and editing by Thomas Berner. The music was composed by Erik Satie.

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Awards for Dancing in the Dark
  • Genie Awards
    0 WON
    5 NOMINATIONS
  • Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Toronto International Film Festival
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS