Strong-willed Franny (Amanda Plummer) nurtures and protects Rosetta (Megan Follows) from their vain and controlling mother (Teresa Stratas) – a faded opera star.

Regina is blind to Rosetta’s exceptional musical talent, refusing to accept that anything exists beneath the surface of her autistic daughter. Regina’s ignorance and desire for adulation poisons her relationships with her children so deeply that Rosetta eventually tries to take her own life.

Franny struggles to keep Rosetta out of an institution, while Regina is forced to bear witness to the strength and human spirit that have been locked away inside her youngest daughter ever since she was born.

Awards & Accolades

Gemini Awards 1997: Best Costume Design Ruth Secord, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program Teresa Stratas, Best Sound in a Dramatic Program or Series, Gemini Best Direction in a Dramatic Program Stefan Scaini (Nominated), Best TV Movie Kevin Sullivan & Trudy Grant.