If you enjoyed Iris Haeussler’s recent hyper-real installation The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach in Toronto:
…you may find the film Missing Victor Pellerin interesting. A part-mockumentary with real-life art world players, the film offers an insight into the Montreal art scene.
A synopsis: In 1990, Victor Pellerin, a young painter and darling of the MontrÃ©al art scene, burns his work and disappears without a trace. Fifteen years later, the documentary filmmaker Sophie Deraspe revisits the events that led to his disappearance, meeting the people who were part of his inner circle and who succumbed to his troubled personality. Alternating between documentary and cinema vÃ©ritÃ©, Missing Victor Pellerin takes a close look at this charismatic character, exploring the contradictory points of view of those who knew him.
Catch it while it plays at the Royal Cinema in Toronto:
-Monday, March 5th , 9:30 pm
-Tuesday, March 6th , 7 pm
-Wednesday, March 7th , 7 pm