A Silent Triumph is the story of the frailty, as well as the triumph, of the human spirit, of the steadfastness of relationship and the undeniability of true creativity. At the heart of the story is a reclusive artist, a house full of remarkable paintings and a woman who is slowly but surely losing her mind. It is a story that leaves us feeling enriched by an encounter of a rare and special kind, reassured that such humanity still exists in this often harsh world of ours.
Eighty-nine year-old Joseph Giunta lives in a tumble-down old townhouse sandwiched between blocks of towering modern highrises in the heart of Montreal's hustle and bustle. Except for the occasional outing to the bank or for groceries, Joseph passes his days within these four walls with his Alzheimer's-afflicted wife, Helen.