EX MACHINA

EX MACHINA

The Image Mill Revealed

The Image Mill Revealed follows the last three months’ preparation of that impressionistic epic of a show, The Image Mill, created for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary. To build this monumental historical panorama blending different genres, a top-notch team of talented and creative young people were invited to achieve something very special, with virtuosity and ingenuity combining to relate 400 years of Quebec City history. Meeting the challenge is none other than the celebrated theatre director Robert Lepage. The film’s co-directors are Mariano Franco and Marie Belzil, and since the latter is also a member of the Ex Machina team, we get a true insider’s point of view. As the project unfolds, its amazing scope and the valuable work of each team member become apparent. In the nerve centre of the project, the artists hone their craft, while Lepage speaks of his methods, explains his vision and fine-tunes his project. The Image Mill Revealed will have you on the edge of your seat: The countdown has begun – the premiere of this one-of-a-kind artistic adventure is in 75 days!

The Image Mill Revealed

The world premiere took place at the Musée de la civilisation on June 29, 2009. The documentary film was shown at Cinema Parallèle and Cinema du Parc in Montreal and at Cinema Cartier in Quebec City. It has also been presented by ARTV in September 2009.

The film has been selected by les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois and was presented February 23rd, 2010 in the presence of directors Marie Belzil and Mariano Franco. The film has also been selected by the Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival (May 27-30, 2010) and will be presented in the Documentarey Arts & Culture competitive category.

Get your DVD at la Caserne’s online store (English version only). The DVD presents exclusive bonus features like uncut interviews with Robert Lepage and René Lussier as well as excerpts from the 2008 recording of The Image Mill!

The film The Image Mill Revealed paints a portrait of the last three months preceding the première of The Image Mill.