The winner of Air Canada People's Choice Award for "Best Picture" and the co-winner of the Toronto-CITY TV Award for "Best Canadian Film," this examination of a homosexual man's place in an ultra-dysfunctional… More The winner of Air Canada People's Choice Award for "Best Picture" and the co-winner of the Toronto-CITY TV Award for "Best Canadian Film," this examination of a homosexual man's place in an ultra-dysfunctional Nova Scotia family offers some challenging paradoxes that make it difficult to categorize. It is simultaneously a blend of grim reality and magical realism, beautiful on one hand and ugly on the other. Past and present become difficult to discern from one another. The characters are named after flowers and plants; each is accorded a pretty color scheme appropriate to their name, but they are surrounded by a gritty environment. Sweet William has not been home in 10 years, but must return to attend his vulgar-sex crazed sister Rosemary's wedding to the bi-sexual Fletcher, with whom Sweet William was once somewhat involved. Sweet William dreads seeing his father, the violent, abusive and always drunk Whiskey Mac and his mother Iris, a woman in deep denial of the horror of her life. He also does not look forward to seeing his senile grandmother. Once back home, Sweet William finds himself haunted by increasingly real specters from his adolescence, one of whom is himself.