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My Winnipeg

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Canada · 2007
1h 20m
Director Guy Maddin
Starring Ann Savage, Amy Stewart, Darcy Fehr, Louis Negin
Genre Comedy, Documentary, Drama, History

Director Guy Maddin takes viewers on a personal journey into his childhood growing up in Winnipeg, but the lines separating fact from fiction are quickly muddled as it becomes clear that the residents of Winnipeg are largely detached from reality itself.

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The New York Times by A.O. Scott

Maddin's real point -- and, for admirers of this brilliant and idiosyncratic artist, the true source of the movie’s interest -- is that Winnipeg explains him.


Salon by Andrew O'Hehir

Like all poetic inward journeys, My Winnipeg is likely to resonate with sympathetic viewers in unexpected ways. In viewing his apparently placid prairie city, and his apparently placid prairie childhood, as an intensely symbolic landscape of mystery and terror, Maddin invites all of us to view our own equally ordinary lives in the same light.


Variety by Eddie Cockrell

Though it may feel undernourished to the faithful, Winnipeg is an easily digestible meal, for the uninitiated and fans alike.


Village Voice by J. Hoberman

In the course of this clanging, spectral memoir, all of the artist's previous movies--from his underground mock epic "Tales from the Gimli Hospital" through his faux–Soviet silent "The Heart of the World" to his period spectacular "The Saddest Music in the World"--come to mind.


TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

So it should come as no surprise that what Maddin eventually produced is a film about HIS Winnipeg, a psychological terrain that's no more -- nor less -- "real" than William Carlos William's Paterson or Marcel Proust's Combray.


Entertainment Weekly by Lisa Schwarzbaum

Both the definition of ''my'' and the definition of ''Winnipeg'' become profoundly fluid in this exquisite ''docu-fantasia'' (Maddin's term), an entrancing riffle through the olde curiosity shoppe of the filmmaker's psyche.


The A.V. Club by Noel Murray

Maddin talks at length about Winnipeg's hidden layers, but what makes My Winnipeg perhaps his best film to date is that so much of it is right out in the open.


New York Post by V.A. Musetto

Guy Maddin's films are always delightful, but his latest, My Winnipeg, has an added treat for film buffs: It features Ann Savage!

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