Director: Guy Maddin
Canada. 2008. 80mins
Mad cinematic scientist Guy Maddin continues in the freewheeling, genre-bending tradition that has made him one of Canada’s most consistently intriguing and internationally respected artists. This gleefully demented ‘docu-fantasia’ paints a unique portrait of Maddin’s beloved home town. Darklight loves Guy Maddin. And you should too.
Plus: Pilgrim (Pat Collins//Ireland//2008//13mins). Pilgrims come from the surrounding countryside to ascend the 2,510 feet of Croagh Patrick; an abstract mood piece from one of Ireland’s finest documentarians.