Canada | 2017 | 12 min
Cinematography: Jean-Francois Gratton
Distribution: Janice Zolf Productions
Editing: Miguel Raymond
Music: Betty Bonifassi
Producer: Janice Zolf
Sound: David Elias, Melanie Gauthier
Production: Janice Zolf Productions


While in Philadelphia with the Cirque du Soleil, Élizabeth-Ann Doyle and Emmanuelle Hébert noted the widespread popularity of mural paintings. Inspired by the richness of this artistic form in terms of both visibility and socio-economic benefits, they decided to set up a similar project in their hometown. For ten years now, MU has been an open-air museum in Montreal. Using the city's walls as its canvas, revealing its distinct nature and humanity, MU celebrates both the history of Montreal and its cultural diversity. This short film by Janice Zolf captures these giant murals, along with the artists' insights into this meeting between art and citizens.


Janice Zolf

Janice Zolf is an experienced journalist, director and interviewer for film and television. MU, her latest documentary about the spectacular murals of Montreal, featuring singer Betty Bonifassi, follows on the heels of Audacious, a documentary about singer Michael Bublé to be shown at the next Governor General’s Awards. Last year, she directed and produced the award-winning documentary Revealing Marie Saint Pierre (2016) on the acclaimed Quebec fashion designer. The film premiered at the 2016 FIFA and is now on the international festival circuit.
Filmography | Michael Buble: Audacious (2017) ; Revealing Marie Saint Pierre- March (2016).

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Screenings playing this movie

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Screening # 66
Presented by ICI ARTV + Consulat général de suisse
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