Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)



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Set in the Gimli Hospital, the Lonely Einar (Kyle McCulloch) and Gunnar (Michael Gottli) are smallpox patients at the beginning of the twentieth century who share a room. After becoming more acquainted, they divulge personal information to one another, getting more strange with each tale. Apparent rivalry follows in director Guy Maddin's feature Tales from the Gimli Hospital.


Angela Heck
as Snjofridur
Kyle McCulloch
as Einar the Lonely/Minstrel
Caroline Bonner
as Elfa Egilsdottir

Critic Reviews for Tales from the Gimli Hospital

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Whatever else you might say about this weird, creepy, and funny independent item by Guy Maddin, it's certainly different.

May 8, 2007 | Rating: 3/4

There's a thin line between weird and strange, and Maddin's debut falls just the wrong side.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

It is a strange piece of work.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

[One] Maddin's most successful experiments in untuned cinema.

May 30, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

It's a strange tale that never seems to be anything other than enormously funny and strange.

Oct 4, 2006 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tales from the Gimli Hospital

My favourtie film by my favourite Canadian director.

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

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