For this week's Virtual Cinémathèque we head to Canada to revisit a selection of films by Guy Maddin. ACMI's Director of Film Programs provides an overview as well as notes on each film:
J. Hoberman cited Guy Maddin as "the most eccentric of mainstream filmmakers (or the most accessible of the avant-gardists)".
For decades, the Canadian director 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.
– Kristy Matheson, Director of ACMI's Film Programs
Please feel free to join in the conversation using the #acmivirtualcteq hashtag this Wednesday 26 August or at another time that suits you.
Keep safe and all the best,
The Melbourne Cinémathèque committee & ACMI
26 Aug – 1 Sep 2020
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