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The Museum of Fiction – POSTPONED

THE MUSEUM OF FICTION  I. EMPIRE – video installation

The much-anticipated premiere of “The Museum of Fiction”, created by acclaimed Argentine artist Matías Umpierrez and starring Robert Lepage, has been postponed. For both technical and practical reasons, the unique video installation experience will premiere in the spring of 2022.

Talk Is Free Theatre and the Barrie Film Festival are dedicated to offering the highest quality of experience to audiences that in this specific case requires postponement. Details including new dates and the location of “The Museum of Fiction” will be announced January 2022.

A representative from Talk Is Free Theatre will be contacting all ticket holders.


Talk Is Free Theatre and Barrie Film Festival are teaming up to co-present the Canadian premiere of The Museum of Fiction, created by acclaimed Argentine artist Matías Umpierrez, starring Ángela Molina and renowned Canadian actor/director Robert Lepage.

This innovative adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth unites the performing arts, visual arts and cinema into a video installation experience that is unique to every audience member. In his work, Umpierrez explores links between the spectator and fiction that have a resounding connection to the world today. The audience will be immersed in a fictional story by viewing a series of screens and, depending which screen is being watched, they have a fundamental role: to make their own editing and to create their own dramatic composition based on what they watch or omit. Exploring the contradictory concept of presenting fiction within the setting of a museum, Umpierrez has created an experience that inspires conversations about how the truth relies on how individuals experience it in the moment.

Set in 1990’s post-dictatorship Spain, The Museum of Fiction immerses the audience in a world where propaganda is used to control the masses through the spread of false realities and fear.

Presented in Spanish and French with English subtitles.

Content advisory: some violence and intense scenes. Click Here for COVID-19 Protocols.


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Photo: The Museum of Fiction ® Museo de la Ficcion PH Studio Matias Umpierrez

Museo de la Ficción ® The Museum of Fiction

General credits:
Idea & Concept: Matías Umpierrez
Tour Managers: Alicia Calôt, Malena Schnitzer, Joaquín Sesma
Technical coordination of the Exhibition: Gustavo Valera / Ultra-Lab
International distribution: Iva Horvat & Elise Garriga / Art Republic


Ángela Molina, Robert Lepage, Elena Anaya, Chema Tena, Adolfo Fernández, Ana Torrent, Tessa Andonegui, Javier Pereira, Javier Tolosa, Astrid Jones, Boré Buika, Alfonso Bassave, Tony Lam, Ziyi Yan, Olalla Hernández, Noa Sanchez Jiménez, Ángeles Arenas Ruiz

Film team credits:
Visual Design, Script and Director: Matías Umpierrez | Line Producer: Mariano Piñeiro | Production Manager: Daniela Girod | Music: Rafael Sucheras | DoP: Javier Cortes | Post production Director: Israel Almendro | Costume Director: Anais Ibañez, Paola Barrachina Doñate | First AD: Patricia Ordás | Art Director: Matías Umpierrez | Art Coordinator: Laura Lostalé | Sound Engineer: José Perea | Sound post production: Estudios La Panadería | Second AD: Carolina Gonzalez | Art Assistant: Andrea Lasanta | Property Manager: Sara Virumbrales | Chief Constructor: Elena C. Galindo, Amaya Cortaire Ciordia | Make up Artists & Hair Dressers: Felisa Ventas Cosano, María Perucho López, Xenia Tío, Ainhoa Rojo, Leyre Ballesteros, Lucía Juez | Making off: Samuel Sánchez | Photos: Studio Matías Umpierrez | Photo Assistant & Photo post-production: Matías Tavolaro | Wardrobe Assistant: Laura Sueiro García | Assistant Production: Alejandro de Lucas, Irina Dancourt, Gemma Galán | 1st Assistant Camera Operator: Kike Muñoz | 2st Assistant Camera Operator: Rodrigo Plácido | Assistant Sound Engineer: David Suarez | Gaffer: Oscar Alejano | Electrician: Eduardo Luzón, Álvaro David Gómez | Grip: Antonio Jesus Camacho López, La Guadaña | Post-production Coordinator: Elena Iglesias | Editor: Israel Almendro | Telecine: Eduardo Valdera | Vfx, Sfx supervisor: Javier Garrido, Néstor Benito, Carlos Sánchez, Alejandro Pérez | 3D Animation: Chema Mateo | 2D Animation: Reyes Álvarez | Audio Mix: Martín Longoni, Rafael Sucheras | Mastering: Lucas Piedra Cueva, Rafael Sucheras | English Subtitles: Sabrina Grosman | Lights and Studio Rental: Oscylight | Cámara Rental: Camaleón Cine

Victor Manuel Blandin Herraez, Catalina Bono Zarate, Christian Garon, Roberto Garrido de la Cruz, Isabel Hernanz, Carmen Ibeas, Elimer León Moreno, Jorge López Sánchez, Pablo Márquez Fernández, María Cristina Medina, Paúl Moré García, Pilar Moreno, Antonia Payeras, Tayron Pérez Montenegro, Americo Pellizzari Videla, Ángeles Rivera López, Victoria Rojas, Dora Ivanova Slavilova, Matías Tavolaro, Niko Verona, Guillermo Villaescusa.

The piece EMPIRE for The Museum of Fiction is a co-production by dFERIA, San Telmo Museoa, Donostia Kultura, Studio Matías Umpierrez. Special thanks for the support of Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative.