Who was the man I called father? A painter, an artist, a secretive soul. After ten years of filmmaking in both documentary film and fiction, Jennifer Alleyn takes up the challenge any artist must face: seeking one’s origins. Inheriting her father’s studio, she finds herself drawn to the intimate space, still exuding the artist’s imagination. She decides to bring the camera inside. In a point-of-view documentary, the same child that spent hours observing the artist at work now challenges her secretive father and embarks in turn on a quest for answers.

In a raw and intimate interview recorded three years before his death, Edmund Alleyn finally bares his soul to his daughter.

Visually stunning, the paintings are brought to light in a slick environment, emerging from the darkness. Always a social critic, Edmund Alleyn was first and foremost concerned with substance, employing form and technique in its service.

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  • L'Atelier de mon père

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