Possible Worlds (film)

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Possible Worlds
Directed by Robert Lepage
Produced by
  • Sandra Cunningham
  • Ted East
Screenplay by Robert Lepage
Based on Possible Worlds
by John Mighton
Cinematography Jonathan Freeman
Edited by Susan Shipton
Release date
  • 4 September 2000 (2000-09-04) (Venice Film Festival)
Running time
93 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Possible Worlds is a 2000 Canadian film adaptation of the 1990 play of the same name by John Mighton. The film is directed by Robert Lepage, widely considered to be Canada’s premiere theatre artist,[1] and stars Tom McCamus and Tilda Swinton.[2][3] Music is by George Koller.

Mighton approached Lepage to direct an adaption of his play, Lepage had seen a tape of Daniel Brook's minimalistic 1998 production of the play, and agreed to direct the film.[4] He liked Mighton's combining of art and science and the theme of diverse, multilayered identity.[5]

The Australian film festival Possible Worlds,[6] running since 2006, was named after the film.[7]



  • Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design - Genie Awards
  • Best Achievement in Editing - Genie Awards
  • Special Jutra - Jutra Awards


  • Achievement in Direction - Genie Awards
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography- Genie Awards
  • Best Motion Picture - Genie Awards
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Genie Awards
  • Best Art Direction - Jutra Awards
  • Best Cinematography - Jutra Awards


  1. ^ Simard, Magali. "Robert Lepage: Possible Worlds". tiff.net (Toronto International Film Festival). Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ Korsner, Jason (July 11, 2001). "Possible Worlds (2001)". BBC. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  3. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (July 13, 2001). "Possible Worlds". The Guardian. 
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  6. ^ "Possible Worlds", Filmfestival - homepage
  7. ^ Gadsbey, Robbie (August 1, 2011). "Possible Worlds 6th Canadian Film Festival Preview". musicfeeds.com.au. Sydney. Archived from the original on October 20, 2011. 

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