Patricia Rozema is one of Canada's true superstars. A writer/director, her films bear the stamp of her personal (and profound) vision. The success of her first film, I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, created a sensation among independent filmmakers around the world. Since then she has gone on to international success directing her own scripts, White Room and When Night Is Falling, and adapting the Jane Austen novel Mansfield Park. In 2000, she was chosen to join a prestigious lineup of international directors to film one of Samuel Beckett's stage plays; her contribution was Happy Days.