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On his way to the inevitable end, a doomed filmmaker wants to pay tribute to the vitality of the imagination, cinema and pointlessness.
When movie director Boy Talma (53) returns to his birthplace to shoot his new musical film, he is told he only has nine more months to live. He resolves to keep his death sentence a secret. But the scenes he shoots for his film coincide with events in his private life. He gives acquaintances, friends and loved ones a role in his imagined film while, in a special friendship with thirteen-year-old Virginia, he makes a final, rebellious journey. Unbeknownst to him, all the characters escort him to the end.

Title: Sisyphus at Work
Year: 2021
Duration : 2 hours, 2 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2021

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