Lou Rie's films have been screened internationally, including at the Interfilm Festival in Berlin, Germany, Espronceda in Barcelona, Spain, Woman in Alternative Animation in New York, USA, and on Nowness.
French Canadian artist Marie-Lou Desmeules transforms a therapy session into a riotous, full-bodied display in this film by Los Hermanos Polo. The artist, whose work uses the body as a canvas, metamorphoses the forms of her subjects—with daubs of paint and roughly applied plastics—into grotesque, colourful portraits of the rich and the famous, from Donald Trump to John Waters. The fraternal filmmaking duo explain of their spectacular subject:
“We wanted to create a film that entered into Marie-Lou’s world and build a surreal story that could match it, that became an extension of her art. The visit to the therapist was a perfect and funny way to express the way she finds her inspiration, of how she works, and why she does what she does."