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Joseph Giunta: A Silent Triumph

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A Film by Pepita Ferrari

An intimate and moving portrayal of eighty-nine year old artist Joseph Giunta as he prepares for his first major exhibition in thirty years and copes with his wife Helen’s worsening Alzheimer’s Disease. This is the story of how “art” embodies so much more than what we see hanging on the wall.

“Ferrari’s masterfully understated and very moving portrait of what is most noble in the human spirit”
--Leo Rice-Baker, Playback

“an exquisitely bittersweet profile”
--John Griffin, The Montreal Gazette

With an original music score by Karen young

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Un film de Pepita Ferrari
Le version français est de 50 minutes.

Un portrait intime et émouvant de Joseph Giunta, artiste de quarter vingt neuf ans, alors qu’il se prepare pour sa première exposition majeure en trente ans tout en se chargeant de sa femme Helen, atteinten d’Alzheimer. C’est l’histoire de comment l’art exprime beaucoup plus que ce que l’on voit accroché.

“Pepita Ferrari offer ici non seulement un film sur la peinture mais aussi sur le vieillissement, sur le destin, sur les deceptions de la vie à travers un regard sensible et bouleversant.”
--Odile Tremblay, Le Devoir

“Plus qu’un film sur la peinture: un ode sereine à la jeunesse de Coeur.”
--Denis Côté, ici

Avec musique originale de Karen Young.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Awards:
  • Silver Chris Award (best in division), Columbus International Film and Video Festival
  • Best Direction in a Documentary, Yorkton Film Festival, 2002.
  • Finalist for Freddie award, 2002.
  • Prix d'honneur, Festival International du Film au Féminin (Bordeaux, France).
  • Best Independant Video (Platinum), Houston Worldfest, 2003.
  • Nominated for Best Arts Documentary Gemini Award.
  • Copyright Date: 2002 Length: 48 minutes Library Audience:
  • Young Adult
  • Higher Education
  • School Audience:
  • Secondary (10-12)
  • Higher Education
  • Subjects:
  • Arts, Music, Dance
  • Health Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Formats Available:
  • VHS Tape