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MY WINNIPEG (M)

Canada, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Free Radicals)

Director: Guy Maddin

MY WINNIPEG (M)

“Snowy, sleepwalking Winnipeg… I must leave it… I must leave it now. But how to escape one's city?” - Guy Maddin

A fantasy documentary blurring the lines between outlandish fact and outright fiction, My Winnipeg is a melding of history and memory as MIFF regular Guy Maddin (Brand Upon the Brain!, MIFF 07) takes us through his childhood and the swirling depths of his mind. A grainy mixture of melodrama, archival footage and silent film, stretching the boundaries of experimental cinema in a way that only Maddin can.

“If God in his boredom were to balance North America on the tip of his finger and spin it around a little bit, Winnipeg would rest just above God's cuticle.” - filmmaker Guy Maddin


D/S Guy Maddin P Jody Shapiro, Phyllis Lang Dist Madman TD 35mm/2007/80mins

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