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My Winnipeg

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Release Date: June 13, 2008 (NY)
Studio: IFC Films
Director: Guy Maddin
Screenwriter: Guy Maddin, George Toles
Starring: Darcy Fehr, Ann Savage, Amy Stewart, Louis Negin, Brendan Cade, Wesley Cade
Genre: Documentary, Drama
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Plot Summary: Have you ever wanted to relive your childhood and do things differently? Guy Maddin ("The Saddest Music in the World") casts B-movie icon Ann Savage as his domineering mother in attempt to answer that question in "My Winnipeg," a hilariously wacky and profoundly touching goodbye letter to his childhood hometown. A documentary (or "docu-fantasia" as Maddin proclaims) that inventively blends local and personal history with surrealist images and metaphorical myths, the film covers everything from the fire at the local park which lead to a frozen lake of distressed horse heads to pivotal and factually heightened scenes from Maddin's own childhood, all laced with a startling emotional honesty. "My Winnipeg" is Maddin's most personal film and a truly unique cinematic experience, winning the best Canadian film at the Toronto International Film Festival and the opening night selection of the Berlin Film Festival's Forum.

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