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Triumph Of The Wall

Triumph Of The Wall (2012)

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2012 Winner of the Pierre et Yolande Perrault Prize, Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois (RVCQ)

2012 Official Selection, Victoria Film Festival (VFF)

2011 Official Selection, Canadian Feature Competition, Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM)

Triumph Of The Wall takes viewers through the insane and passionate journeys of two artists questioning the unexpectedly massive undertaking of their chosen "art" projects; reminding us all that sometimes art (and life) are as much about the process than they are about the finished product.

As fascinating as it is meditative as it is hilarious. Triumph Of The Wall is a documentary film that begins as a chronicle of the construction of a 1000-foot dry-stone wall by a novice builder on a large property in rural Quebec. The builder, Chris Overing, sets out on September 11th, 2001 to complete the stone structure within eight weeks. The filmmaker, Bill Stone conceived of this film as a straightforward telling of this laborious yet creative task, but both projects evolved into something altogether different.

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A film about expectations.

Almost immediately, the neophyte stonemason realizes he has woefully underestimated the time and energy required to complete his task. After years of frustration, filming is wrapped. At that moment the wall is less than two-thirds complete. During the preceding eight years, Bill 's expectations for his film project unravelled as Chris' expectation for his building project were challenged and revised. During this process, their respective artistic projects confront them like monstrous children grown out of proportion, threatening their sense of personal identity and their sense of creative effectiveness.


Directed by Bill Stone
Produced by Frederic Bohbot and Bill Stone
Written by Bill Stone
Edited by Carl Freed and Bill Stone
Composed by Julie Theriault, Mikael Tobias, Eric Harding Trio

Other music by J.S. Bach, Francois Carrier, Erik Friedlander, W.A. Mozart, Rachel's Band, Max Richter, Speedhair, Stars of the Lid and Zombie Death Machine

Distributed by Bunbury Films (International); Kino Smith (Canada) and First Run Features (USA)

 Produced in association with Super Channel


Genre: Documentary
Category: Society, Lifestyle
Production year: 2012
Language: English
Duration: 102 Minutes
Delivery Format: HD (High-definition)

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