and Julian Richings
A Shadow Shows Production
in association with
Corvid Pictures & Alcina Pictures
Directed By Bruce McDonald
Written By Maureen Medved
Produced By Sarah Timmins
Executive Producer Paul Barkin
Music by Broken Social Scene
Editors Jeremiah Munce, Gareth C. Scales
Director of Photography Steve Cosens
Production Designer Ingrid Jurek
2007 | 35mm | Color | 77 Minutes
15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is naked under a tattered shower curtain at the back of a bus, looking for her little brother Sonny, who thinks he’s a dog.
Tracey’s journey leads us into the dark underbelly of the city, into the emotional cesspool of her home, through the brutality of her high school, the clinical cat and mouse games with her shrink and her soaring fantasies of Billy Zero – her boyfriend and rock ’n’ roll saviour.
Her travels also put her in contact with the seedier inhabitants of the city, like Lance, her would-be saviour who ultimately puts her life in jeopardy. Tracey’s stories begin to intertwine truth with lies, hope with despair and guilt with redemption as we move closer to the truth of Sonny’s disappearance.
The Tracey Fragments is a tragic/comedic tale about coming-of-age and facing the truth told in a dazzling pop-art fashion.
Berlin International Film Festival – Panorama Opening Night Film (World Premiere)
Toronto International Film Festival (North American Premiere)
AFI Fest (US Premiere)
WINNER – Manfred Salzgeber Panorama Film Prize, Berlin International Film Festival
WINNER – Best Canadian Feature Film, Best Canadian Actress, Atlantic Film Festival
“Fierce, enigmatic and affecting”
A.O. Scott, New York Times