Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 286: Mon Oct 17

My Winnipeg (Maddin, 2007): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.10pm

This 35mm presentation, also being screened on October 25th, is part of the Guy Maddin season at BFI Soutbank. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
It was just a matter of time before the eccentric independent Guy Maddin made a personal documentary about his Canadian hometown, and though he labels this a “docu-fantasia,” one still suspects he’s captured the real character of Winnipeg, especially its freezing weather. The movie (2007) is dominated by Maddin’s usual black-and-white photography, silent-movie syntax, and deadpan melodrama; he even casts Ann Savage, who starred in Edgar G. Ulmer’s classic B movie Detour
, as his own mother (her dialogue is credited to Maddin’s usual cowriter, George Toles). In the narration Maddin claims that Winnipeg has ten times as many sleepwalkers as any other city in the world, and though he’s surely making this up, it conveys his own sense of entrapment amid the town’s dreaminess.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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