My Winnipeg 2007
Guy Maddin's weird, beautiful, funny and entertaining look at his hometown is probably about as personal and revealing as he's ever likely to get. It's filled with numerous, seemingly tossed-off ideas, but at its heart, it's a re-creation of Maddin's childhood with actors playing his family, including the legendary Ann Savage (Detour) as his mom! But Maddin -- who narrates -- also provides documentary-like background material on Winnipeg and its history, with odd-sounding facts and places of interest (including a beloved hockey stadium, described in most reverential terms). Most of these details sound fake but a few may be plausible. It would take a whole new movie to disentangle fact from fiction; for example, Maddin informs us that actors are playing his siblings, but claims Savage as his "real" mom. He calls it a "docu-fantasia," and it's a combination of personal reminisces, historical/stock footage, and re-enactments.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:19:46 | 4.75 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Espanol, Francais
Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Drama, History

Director: Guy Maddin
Cast: Darcy Fehr, Ann Savage, Louis Negin, Amy Stewart
Country: Canada

• "Winnipeg" Animated Video (2:54)
• Guy Maddin Short Films
-- Spanky - to the Pier and Back (3:55)
-- Berlin (1:02)
-- Odin's Shield Maiden (4:29)
• "My Winnipeg - Live in Toronto" 2008 featurette (8:59)

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