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
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.
Audience Reviews for My Winnipeg
One of the most inventive, unique, surreal, contemplative movies I have ever seen.
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.
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