Rose's House

Rose's House

| 57 min

This fiction film takes an unvarnished look at life in a working-class boarding house. Based on the filmmaker's memories of his own mother's boarding house in Cabbagetown, Toronto, the story revolves around Rose and how she runs her establishment. With a household as full and varied as hers, domesticity clashes with disputes about bootlegging, violence, and stealing. Even authority isn't exempt: she does battle with a social worker over her son's theft of a bicycle. Rose is the queen of her castle, and delivers her own brand of justice.

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  • director
    Clay Borris
  • writer
    Paulette Jiles
  • cinematography
    John F. Phillips
  • sound
    Chris Terry
  • editing
    Clay Borris
    John F. Phillips
    Arla Saare
  • re-recording
    Tony Van den Akker
  • music
    Willie Dunn
  • cast
    Rose Maltais-Borris
    Albert Borris
    Ronald Maltais
    Garry Borris
    John Brown
    Magella Joseph
    George Martell
    Paulette Jiles
    Edmond Charest