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Michel Pellus

Canada, 1979 (MIFF 1980, Programme 39)

Director: Rafal Zielinski, Peter Czerski

In 1977, Michel Pellus was released from prison after serving six years of a fourteen year sentence for trafficking in narcotics. While behind bars, Michel turned to painting as an escape from the monotony and dreariness of prison life. The film captures the transition in his life since leaving prison, and his struggle to adapt to the world outside.

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