Tales from the Gimli Hospital
J Hoberman cited Guy Maddin as "the most eccentric of mainstream filmmakers (or the most accessible of the avant-gardists)".
For decades, Maddin has created cinematic worlds governed entirely by their own logic. Inventive, wonderfully self-deprecating and irreverent, each new work offers an avalanche of humour and delirious melodrama.
His films celebrate the tactility of the medium and pay homage to cinema of a bygone era, drawing on influences as varied as Homer and ice hockey. Sleepwalkers, amnesiacs, (flawed) heroes and the psychotic inhabit Maddin's snowbound landscapes, where dreams and memory reign supreme.
Strike your own path through this intoxicating season or take a guided tour of his films with our specially selected curated packages
Read Guy Maddin's insightful and hilarious reviews of his entire cinematic catalogue in our blog post Very Lush and Full of Ostriches.
Curated by Kristy Matheson
Thursday 5 July - Friday 27 July 2012
Full $15 Concession $12 ACMI Members $11
Curated Packages $30
Alongside Maddin's celebrated features and shorts, this season includes films nominated by the director as either inspiration or an ideal screening companion for his films.