My Winnipeg (2007)
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as Guy Maddin
as Janet Maddin
as Mayor Cornish
as Cameron Maddin
as Ross Maddin
as Citizen Girl
as Gwenyth Lloyd
as Viscount Gort
as Althea Cornish
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Critic Reviews for My Winnipeg
Guy Maddin docu about his hometown gives fans everything they'd expect, plus a few moments of unexpected sincerity.
The best way to take My Winnipeg is with a box of popcorn and a grain of salt.
Maddin mixes personal reminiscences with elaborate fantasies of Masonic rituals and collectivist brothels, to construct a vision of Winnipeg as a city of sleepwalkers.
Audience Reviews for My Winnipeg
A visual poem about... well, Winnipeg. A fascinating projection of Guy Maddin's memories and personal mythologies about the city where he was born and raised, juxtaposed upon a fantastical recount of historical facts and urban legends with his trademark silent film aesthetic, grainy and ethereal. It's self-indulgent perhaps, but watching it is enrapturing like discovering a completely new world. A perfect example of how realities become extraordinary when observed through an extraordinary prism.
It sounds weird, but this is just the type of film I'd make if I were a filmmaker. It's like the dude voiced out my deepest, darkest, insomniacest sentiments and filmed it in a sort of hyper-nostalgic, Caligari surreal docudrama. It's a perfect homage to a weirdo town and you get the feeling the guy really, really loves living there. This is a GOOD movie.
Fascinating poetic hymn to Maddin's home town which bombards you with captivating images as Maddin narrates. Mixes documentary footage with staged reenactments and surreal flights of fancy. A truly original visual and narrative style - Maddin deserves a wide audience.
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