Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Guy Maddin celebration on Bravo!Canada

A rare treat we shall find in the next few days on Bravo!Canada. The channel is showcasing fantastic films by Guy Maddin, one of the most innovative directors in Canada. The series will include Brand Upon the Brain! which made my list of favourite films & experiences of 2007. If you haven't seen any of his films I strongly urge you to check them out, there is literally nothing like them. He is a master at creating bizarre worlds and implausible characters, yet with such a strong thread to the familiar that is makes us feel as though we walk amongst them in these worlds. Take a walk with them this week.

Wednesday March 19/08
8:30pm EST: Shorts & interview clips
9:00pm EST: Brand Upon the Brain!

Thursday March 20/08
8:00pm EST: Teardrops in the Snow (documentary of making The Saddest Music in the World)
9:00pm EST: The Saddest Music in the World

Friday March 21/08
7:30pm EST: Shorts & interview clips (repeat of March 19/08)

Saturday March 22/08
9:30pm EST: Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

Sources: Northern Stars, Bravo!Canada

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