Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight
It was four years between the productions of Careful and Twilight of the Ice Nymphs. This, coupled with the big budget and name cast for the latter project, made Maddin an auteur in the throes of a challenging but exciting project.
Tom Waits narrates this candid and charming glimpse into Maddin's world, filmed during the production of Twilight of the Ice Nymphs.
Directed by Noam Gonick, a man that Maddin credits as a "good friend and Winnipeg's notorious Night Mayor, or Nightmare", this film intimately captures Maddin at work, play, coping with the flu and being hilariously self-deprecating.
A must for Maddin fans or anyone keen on a rollicking good time in the cinema!
The Dead Father Guy Maddin, 21 mins, Canada, 1985, B&W, Digital Betacam, Source/Courtesy: Winnipeg Film Group
Amnesia, cannibalism, raising the dead.it's all here in Guy Maddin's first filmic breath.
Footsteps Guy Maddin, 9 mins, Canada, 2008, B&W and Colour, Betacam SP, Source/Courtesy: Winnipeg Film Group
Foley as you've never seen it before - a postscript to Brand Upon the Brain.
Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Towards Infinity Guy Maddin, 4 mins, Canada, 1995, Betacam SP, Source/Courtesy: Winnipeg Film Group
Maddin's surreal snowy reply to a BBC commission for filmmakers to create work inspired by their favorite artists - in Maddin's case, the painter and graphic artist, Odilon Redon.
My Dad is 100 Years Old Guy Maddin, 17 mins, Canada, 2005, Digital Betacam, Source/Courtesy: Jody Shapiro
An inventive and heartfelt love letter from the actress Isabella Rossellini to her father Roberto on the centenary of his birth. "I don't know if you're a genius or not Dad, but I love you" - Isabella Rossellini