OTTAWA PREMIERE | STARTS FRIDAY JUNE 12
Artist and designer Yolanda Sonnabend resides in decaying splendor in the last un-renovated house in a posh suburb of London. Surrounded by fifty years of painting, sculpture, frames, fabric, books, the archeologia and the ephemera of her frenzied imagination, Yolanda says “I’m a prisoner of rubbish”. Meanwhile, her older brother has moved in with his grand piano. The esteemed New York AIDS physician, Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, has returned reluctantly to a country he has little affection for, a house he hates and a sister with whom he feels he has nothing in common. Into this heady mix, filmmaker Thomas Burstyn arrives to make a documentary about Yolanda and Joseph, his aunt and uncle. But as Thomas discovers, the camera does not always tell the truth. He finds himself confronted with his own difficult past. After a lifetime of misunderstanding, must he reconcile with his own estranged brother?