My Winnipeg

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Have you ever wanted to relive your childhood and do things differently? Guy Maddin (THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD) casts B-movie icon Ann Savage as his domineering mother in attempt to answer that question in MY WINNPEG, a hilariously wacky and profoundly touching goodbye letter to his childhood hometown. A documentary (or "docu-fantasia" as Maddin proclaims) that inventively blends local and personal history with surrealist images and metaphorical myths, the film covers everything from the fire at the local park which lead to a frozen lake of distressed horse heads to pivotal and factually heightened scenes from Maddin's own childhood, all laced with a startling emotional honesty. MY WINNIPEG is Maddin's most personal film and a truly unique cinematic experience, winning the best Canadian film at the Toronto International Film Festival and the opening night selection of the Berlin Film Festival's Forum.

Acclaim

"BRILLIANT AND ENCHANTING. Nobody makes films quite like Guy Maddin. He's never made a more delightful film. A funny, oddly touching 'docu-fantasia'."
John Powers, Vogue
"Funny...touching...as real as any work of art can be. a brilliant and idiosyncratic artist"
A.O.Scott, New York Times
"PRICELESS! It's poetically poignant as is bizarrely funny."
Dennis Dermody, Paper Magazine
"Great Film! It is outrageous, illogical, hilarious, and imaginative, in short, Maddin in top form."
Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine
"****! A movie that is as happily warped and enthusiastically disturbed as the rest of Maddin's eccentric cinema."
John Anderson, Newsday
"UNEXPECTEDLY BEAUTIFUL. A haunting phantasmagoria of a film -- comic, singular, surreal. a film to give yourself to, with pleasure."
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Grade A! Marvelous. Unforgettable."
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"This one had the joy and the tang of true cinematic exploration."
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"The finest, funniest, saddest film I've seen in Toronto or at any festival this year."
Richard Corliss, Time Magazine

Awards

Toronto Film Festival 2007
Winner - Best Canadian Film
Berlin International Film Festival 2008
Official Selection
Tribeca Film Festival 2008
Official Selection
Boston Independent Film Festival 2008
WINNER - Audience Award
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Opens 6/13/2008

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My Winnipeg
CA | 2008 | U | 80 min
Jun 13, 2008

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