Thursday, 27 December 2007

Brand Upon the Brain!

Dir: Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music in the World, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary, My Winnipeg)
Cast: Sullivan Brown, Maya Lawson, Gretchen Krich, Katherine E. Scharhon
Canada/USA, 2007

Seen: June 5/07 at the Elgin Theatre

Reason to see: Guy Maddin silent film shown for 1 night at the gorgeous Elgin theatre with live narration, musicians and foley artists. Um, yes - I will be going! This also counts as week 24/52 for See 1 film a week in the theatre for a year.

This was amazing. Spectacular. Wonderous. No one can create worlds like Guy Maddin can. The atmosphere of nostalgia, the powerful emotions, the unlikely yet captivating plot. Every moment is brilliant. It's all in a flurry and with a bizarre set of characters you find yourself possibly trying to catch every moment, when you really just need to settle back and let it all unfold, and unfold it does. One of the most remarkable films I have ever seen.

Shannon's Overall View:
It was one of the most amazing film experiences - ever!
I'll buy it
I highly recommend it

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© Shannon Ridler, 2007

1 comment:

Marina said...

This was only my second experience with Maddin (just before seeing this I saw Tales from Gimli Hospital) and WOW. Blew my mind. Thinking about it makes me that much more excited to see "My Winnipeg".

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