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Director: Guy Maddin
1990 / 83min / DCP
U.S. Premiere of New 4K Remaster.
Maddin, the preeminent pastiche artist/parodist of film history, takes on the war melodrama in his second feature, a story of love and death in the titular town, a hamlet in arctic Russia that finds itself overrun by Bolsheviks, White Russians, and German troops during the final days of World War I. An eerie and deadpan hilarious work which, with a shoestring budget and rapturous black-and-white photography, approximates the ultra-specific stylistic quirks of the “part-talkies” that appeared in the earliest days of sound-on-film cinema.
Digital remaster made possible by the generous financial support of Telefilm Canada.
Introduction and Q&A with filmmaker Guy Maddin, moderated by Zeitgeist Films Co-Founders Nancy Gerstman & Emily Russo, on Friday, December 1st
Introduction and Q&A with filmmaker Guy Maddin, moderated by filmmaker/writer Caroline Golum on Saturday, December 2nd