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Adrianne & the Castle

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86 min | English | Canada | Shannon Walsh | 2023

Adrianne & the Castle is a fairy-tale documentary exploring grief and the creative power of love, through the astonishing story of Alan and Adrianne St-George and their hand- built castle in rural Illinois.

Alan and Adrianne St-George lived by the credo “Reality is for those who lack imagination” fuelling them to build a 62-room mansion in rural Illinois by hand, each room dedicated to their love. Alan executed Adrianne's elaborate designs; campy and ornate, each room contains hand-made sculptures, faux finishes and paintings depicting the couple. It was a monumental creative endeavour. “If architecture is frozen music,” said Alan, “in our house it’s like frozen opera.”

SXSW South by Southwest 2024, World Premiere

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