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Darkest Miriam

2024 1h 27m Drama Mystery & Thriller Romance List
86% Tomatometer 7 Reviews
Librarian Miriam Gordon (Britt Lower) lives in a fog of grief while working amidst marginalized members of the public who populate the Allen Gardens branch of the Toronto Public Libraries. When a burgeoning love-affair with Janko, a younger foreign cab driver (Tom Mercier), coincides with her receiving a series of oddly threatening letters addressed to her, Miriam's sheltered existence is cracked open. Read More Read Less

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Caryn James Hollywood Reporter Naomi Jaye has taken the unpromising story of a soft-spoken young librarian and turned it into a small wonder of a film, eloquent and captivating. Jun 11, 2024 Full Review Matthew Simpson That Shelf If Darkest Miriam has a flaw, it might be that at 90 minutes, it feels a little too long. Still, the film is well-acted and beautiful, so this is a minor complaint. Jul 10, 2024 Full Review Peter Gray The AU Review There’s a subtlety and quietness to Darkest Miriam that continually laces this sad, yet captivating drama, with Britt Lower‘s haunting central performance adding a poetry to proceedings that beautifully captures those watching. Rated: 3.5/5 Jun 15, 2024 Full Review Dan Bayer Next Best Picture Perhaps a second viewing will reveal subtle attempts to seed the closing revelations earlier in the film but, on first watch, there’s far too little connective tissue between the first 95 percent of the film and the last five. Rated: 4/10 Jun 14, 2024 Full Review Olga Artemyeva ScreenAnarchy Britt Lower ... does a stunning job. ... Tom Mercier ... is mesmerizing too. ... The film gives us a gentle love story, but it also features a very distinctive artistic voice and style. Jun 13, 2024 Full Review Sherin Nicole AWFJ.org ...a concoction that pours its heart out and flows like the tides of life. This is the story of a woman who finds her art (how a librarian becomes a poet) and the books, dad, and reports that knew it all along. Jun 13, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

Cast & Crew

Movie Info

Synopsis Librarian Miriam Gordon (Britt Lower) lives in a fog of grief while working amidst marginalized members of the public who populate the Allen Gardens branch of the Toronto Public Libraries. When a burgeoning love-affair with Janko, a younger foreign cab driver (Tom Mercier), coincides with her receiving a series of oddly threatening letters addressed to her, Miriam's sheltered existence is cracked open.
Director
Naomi Jaye
Producer
Julie Baldassi, Brian Robertson
Screenwriter
Naomi Jaye
Genre
Drama, Mystery & Thriller, Romance
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 27m