Size: 26 x 38 inches
Artist: Yvan Adam
The Decline of the American Empire (Original French title Le Déclin de l'empire américain) is a 1986 Canadian sex comedy, drama film directed by Denys Arcand.
The film follows a group of intellectual friends from the Université de Montréal history department as they engage in a long dialogue about their sexual affairs, touching on issues of adultery, homosexuality, group sex and other topics of the day. A number of characters associate self-indulgence with societal decline.
The film was a box office success in Quebec, English-speaking Canada and internationally and received good reviews. It won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, nine Genie Awards (including Best Motion Picture) and was the first Canadian film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.