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Sisyphe will be presented in theatres only as the closing film of the 42nd edition of Le FIFA

Equipped with a humble shovel, Canadian artist Victor Pilon accomplishes the unimaginable by moving 300 tons of sand during a physical and psychological performance lasting over 180 hours in the heart of the Montreal Olympic Stadium. Inspired by Albert CamusThe Myth of Sisyphus, this acclaimed tour de force is beautifully captured in a special film that emotionally reminds us that behind every human tragedy lies a journey as liberating as it is redemptive. A masterful achievement befitting a spectacular performance, accompanied by the music of the Montreal electro-minimal group Dear Criminals.

In the presence of the director Victor Pilon and the mentor in the direction Michel Lemieux on March 24, 2024 at the Cinéma du Musée

Director Victor Pilon
Mentor in the direction Michel Lemieux
Director of Photography Jean-François Gratton
Executive Production Marian Tremblay
Editing Benoît Fry, Victor Pilon
Sound editing Marcin Bunar
Camera Jean-François Gratton, Hans Laurendeau (caméra additionnelle)
Colorization Audrée Desnoyers
Cast Victor Pilon
Sound Marcin Bunar
Sound mixing Guy Dubuisson
Graphic Creation Karl-Frédéric Anctil
Music Dear Criminals, Marcin Bunar

In Partnership with


• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Sunday, march 24, 2024, 07:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
• Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec - Auditorium Sandra et Alain Bouchard du Pavillon Pierre Lassonde
Sunday, march 31, 2024, 03:30 p.m. — 05:00 p.m.


Victor Pilon

Victor Pilon

Victor Pilon belongs to the first generation of artists described as multidisciplinary creators. A director, set designer, visual designer and photographer, he has worked on many stage productions as well as largescale public events.

Pilon received a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts with a specialization in photography. As the Canadian government’s official photographer, Pilon photographed heads of state and covered more than 30 visits of the British Royal Family. Pilon’s work as a visual artist has been exhibited in galleries across Canada. His pieces are housed in the Canada Council Art Bank and Library and Archives Canada collection. A book on his artwork was published in 1988.

In the early 1990s, Pilon met his closest collaborator: Michel Lemieux. With their production company 4D Art, they devise singular shows in which new technologies intensify the audience’s sensory and emotional experience. The duo masterfully integrates theatre, film, dance, poetry, visual arts, music and sound to create unique theatrical worlds. Their collaboration has yielded more than 30 unique creations presented around the world. Notable 4D Art creations include Shakespeare’s The Tempest, The Beauty and the Beast, Norman — a tribute to animation cinema pioneer Norman McLaren and Icarus. Cité Mémoire, the largest city video projection circuit in the world, is shown every evening throughout Montréal. Sisyphus, his latest creation, sees the artist putting himself at risk in a powerful, emotional and physical contemporary art performance that is both introspective and contemplative.

M. Pilon is a member of the Order of Canada, the Ordre national du Québec, the Order of Montreal and the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec. With 4D Art, he has been awarded the Grand Prize of the Conseil des arts de Montréal twice in 2015 and 2022.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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