My Winnipeg (2007)

Dreamlike, fantastic and often extremely funny, Guy Maddin’s essay-film is a delight.

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Introduction

Maddin’s ruminative essay-film is a surreal remembrance both personal (with reenactments of his hyperbolically bizarre childhood) and public (with a commentary on the mostly snowbound history of Winnipeg, not least aspects of its architectural progress).

The purple, liturgical narration intoned by the director is a linguistic delight, perfectly complementing cinematographer Jody Shapiro’s vibrantly febrile images.

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