Canada 2019, 92 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
About the massive publicity surrounding the TV adaptation of her novel, A Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood said: “I wanted to be a good writer, not necessarily a famous one”. Recognized as a brilliant author from the outset, Atwood, now 80, approaches her new superstar status with humor. The film follows her as she jets around the world, meeting excited fans and readers and sharing funny and surprising anecdotes as well as deeply personal stories about her childhood in the Canadian wilderness; her first steps as a poetess, the political conviction that led her to become an activist and her inspiration for her novels where dystopian science-fiction meets rare human sensitivity.
Despite her refusal to speak too highly of herself, Atwood captivates her audience with the same ease and grace on camera as she does her readers on the page.
With the support of the Embassy of Canada.
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