The Hanging Garden

The Hanging Garden

The Hanging Garden is a British-Canadian drama film, written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald and released in 1997. Fitzgerald's feature debut, the film was shot in Nova Scotia.


The film's central character is Sweet William, as both a thin adult and a fat teenager. Its plot hinges on a fateful incident from his teenage years, when his grandmother caught him attempting to have sex with his bisexual friend Fletcher, involuntarily outing him to his dysfunctional family as gay.