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My father’s studio

Feeling the presence of 50 years of painting: This documentary film is looking for the traces of canadian painter Edmund Alleyn, whose work is currently to be discovered in a major and impressive retrospective at MAC Montreal. An insider's look on how art impacts life by filmmaker and Edmund's daughter Jennifer Alleyn.



Inheriting her father’s studio in 2005, Montreal-based filmmaker Jennifer Alleyn awakes after the funeral to find herself drawn to this intimate space, still exuding the artist’s imagination. The film is an attempt to prolong the dialogue, to find the missing fragments of her father’s life and understand this free thinker’s mind. Edmund Alleyn was an intense and complex man of integrity who left his mark on Canadian art history. NEULAND is presenting „My fathers studio“ on the occasion of the major retrospective on Edmund Alleyn’s work at MAC Musée d’art contémporain.

Meilleure oeuvre canadienne – Festival International du Film sur l’art FIFA (2008)
Prix Gémeaux – Meilleure biographie ou portrait (2009)
Nomitation Jutra – Meilleur documentaire (2009)

The retrospective of Edmund Alleyn’s work in MAC Montréal held since Mai 19th. The show is accompanied by an extensive work catalogue: „Edmund Alleyn. Dans mon atelier, je suis plusieurs“ (216 pages, CAN 39.90, ISBN 978-2-551-25749-2). The art work „La Mue“, an animated art installation by Jennifer Alleyn, is on show in Switzerland’s Galerie C in Neuchâtel till 28th Mai 2016.

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