Films By Guy Maddin

“Nuttily wonderful… Best of 2006.” - New York Times Equal parts childhood reminiscence, expressionist horror movie, teen detective serial and Grand Guignol reverie, Brand Upon the Brain! is a majestic silent-style movie. The fictionalised story sees house painter Guy Maddin (Erik Steffen Maahs) arrive by rowboat at the island that was his childhood home. As he readies himself to repaint the family... Read more
Cowards Bend the Knee Canada'straight from the guilt mines of Guy Maddin's psyche to the collective unconscious of stunned audiences, Cowards Bend the Knee is film autobiography at its most hilariously creative.' -Variety'sex! Voyeurism! Revenge! Ice-hockey! The scandalous confessions of Winnipeg's foremost filmmaker Guy Maddin form a story so shocking and lurid that previous audiences had to view... Read more
"By turns voluptuous, whimsical and exceedingly strange, Guy Maddin's film suggests that silent film and ballet have always been natural dancing partners. At least they seem that way when folded into each other by a quirky visionary like Maddin, the Canadian filmmaker whose work has acquired a fervent cult following. The film is surprisingly faithful to the 1897 novel which infused an ashen-faced ... Read more
"I've never taken LSD and wandered around a film archive, but I imagine the experience might be similar to The Forbidden Room." – The Guardian ... As a filmmaker, Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg, MIFF 2008; Brand Upon the Brain!, MIFF 2007) has staked out a strange territory of his own for nearly three decades: a universe composed of silent film tropes, Freudian sexuality and offbeat humour. The Forbidden... Read more
Guy Maddin's Sissy Slap Party CanadaGuy Maddin fans, we are about to make your day a whole lot better! Just confirmed for MIFF are three new shorts films from the delirious mind of Winnepeg's favourite son. Sissy Boy Slap Party (4mins), Sombra Dolorosa (4mins) and A Trip to the Orphange (4mins), made to complement his latest feature The Saddest Music in the World (also screening at MIFF this year)... Read more
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“Snowy, sleepwalking Winnipeg… I must leave it… I must leave it now. But how to escape one's city?” - Guy MaddinA 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 melodr... Read more
Winnipeg, 1939: Bosnian immigrant Nihad Ademi conceives of a way to turn the music of the Aurora Borealis into film. ... This short is not in competition ... --- D/S Guy Maddin P Joe MacDonald, Lindsay Hamel WS National Film Board of Canada TD betacamsp/2009 --- D/S Guy Maddin P Joe MacDonald, Lindsay Hamel WS National Film Board of Canada TD betacamsp/2009 ... Read more
An appetizer for Maddin buffs weaned on obsolescent cinematic gestures. Here they are bundled, torn, layered and cooked up to be watched over and over again, like your favourite song. World Premiere. ... ---D Guy Maddin WS Winnipeg Film Group TD video/B&W/2006/4mins ... Read more
The Saddest Music in the World CanadaThe only film you will ever see in your entire life to feature a gorgeous female amputee whose artificial glass legs are filled with beer! Intrigued' Maybe even a little thirsty' Don't worry, the fevered imagination of cult Canadian director (and MIFF regular) Guy Maddin doesn't stop there.Set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression, the film revolves around a ... Read more
Canadian director Guy Maddin burst onto the scene in 1985 with an alternately hilarious and grotesque short about grief, The Dead Father. It would be lazy to join the chorus of critics referring to Maddin as the new David Lynch as all the pair really share is a uniquely strange view of the world and the ability to render their unusual vision on-screen in an unforgettable fashion. ... Twilight ol t... Read more
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