Diviners, The (TV Movie) (1993)

Diviners, The
Based on the 1974 Governor General's Award-winning novel, The Diviners brings Margaret Laurence's Manawaka to life. The film follows Morag Gunn from her tough childhood in Manitoba through to middle-age -- all the while showing Morag's search for love. Along the way, we meet various characters from the Manawaka series and catch a glimpse into the many ways that society creates outcasts. The film also explores mythology, as shown through Christie's Scottish Piper Gunn, Mètis hero Jules Tonnerre, Morag's novel and songs by Skinner and Piquette. As Margaret Laurence's crowning achievement, The Diviners shows that truth and love can be "divined" in many ways.

Cast:
Dana Alphonsos....Piquette's Baby
Evelyne Anderson....Mrs. Halpern
Darrell Baran....RCAF officer
Karen Barker....Nurse #1
Mairon Bennett....Morag (13 years old)
Jay Brazeau....Gus
Keith Bridger....Farmer
Doreen Brownstone....Mrs. Pearl
Lee J. Campbell....Lachlan
Angel Campeau....Piquette (6 years old)
Nicola Cavendish....Ella
Victor Cowie....Dr. McCleod
Jamie Day....Jacques (13 years old)
Rob Devine....Bouncer
Diane Douglass....Prin
James Durham....Male Student #2
Robert Enright....Winnipeg Professor
Sandra Flett....Piquette (12 years old)
Don Francks....Royland
Angela Gannon....Pregnant Wife
Rob Gardner....Percussion
Eugene Greene....Paul (15 years old)
Raven Hart....Piquette (20 years old)
John Hellmer....Trombone
Ellen-Ray Hennessy....Fan
Richard Hirschfield....Male Student
Jim Hiscott....Band Accordian
Dakota House....Jules (14 years old)
Tom Jackson....Jules
Ron Jenkins....Rufus
Geordie Johnson....Brooke
Sherrie Kakaygeesick....Val (19 years old)
Dawn Lavand....Pique (6 years old)
Kim Leskiw....Forward
Jean McIntyre....Nurse #2
Don Morrison....Piper
David Morrows....Piano
Harry Nelken....Minister
Wayne Nicklas....Heckler
Kristen Nychek....Eva (5 years old)
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