Exceptionally awarded by the prestigious National Society of Film Critics of New York, “Archangel” is an intensely poetic baroque film where tragedy and comedy are intertwined in a surprising way.
1917, Arkhangelsk: the Russian city buried in frost during the Great War. The mustard gas has lulled the memory of the soldiers Guy Maddin takes us on a tour of the city's nooks and crannies, guiding us through the snowy, sleepy city of Winnipeg. A singular, dreamlike atmosphere emanates from this place where pedestrians prefer to walk the alleys rather than the official streets; where the homeless hide en masse on the roofs of abandoned skyscrapers; where horses fleeing an amusement park fire find themselves trapped in the ice of Lake Winnipeg; and where a fake Nazi invasion was staged in the 1940s to encourage the population to support the war effort.
Winnipeg mon amour is an ode to Guy Maddin's hometown, a fantastical documentary blurred by snow, night, legends and memories. A spellbinding film, at once dreamlike, funny and touching, and the final role of Ann Savage, icon of American cinema in the '50s, femme fatale of Edgar G. Ulmer's "Detour".
"I wanted to make a film in which you would find so many things intimately connected with Winnipeg, so many little details, that it would become universal and everyone could tell themselves it was their hometown." Guy Maddin
My Winniepeg, 2007, 79', B&W and color Sound: dolby digital stereoFilm and bonus features in English with or without French subtitles
- Spanky : to the pier qnd back ( Guy Maddin, 2008, 4 min ). - Nude Caboose (Guy Maddin, 2006, 2 min ) - This world of ours ( 1941, 11 min) - Film trailer
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