The Drawer Boy

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The Drawer Boy

Directed by Arturo Perez Torres

  • Canada, Mexico 2017; 98 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Fiction

Synopsis

Miles, a young theatre actor from Toronto, arrives in Huron County at the home of Angus and Morgan, two aging bachelor farmers. Miles stays with the two farmers in order to gather stories about rural life and make a play abut it. All three of their lives are irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction is crossed.

Director's Statement

Unlike pristine transcripts of our lives, we warp and shift our memories each time we remember. We emphasize, replay and exaggerate the details that fit better the story we tell ourselves, and omit any that don’t. We are not consulting a static, unchanging photograph, but rather re-painting a scene. In this view, we re-write our past all the time. The Drawer Boy makes us aware of the important difference between truth and fiction. And in doing so it explores the idea that history is not a static collection of facts but a collective agreement of memories.

Production

  • OPEN CITY WORKS

    Arturo Perez Torres