Curator Guy MaddinGuy Maddin

Guy Maddin, the Distinguished Filmmaker in Residence at the University of Manitoba, has created, over the last 30 years, countless shorts and 11 feature films, including the just-completed The Forbidden Room, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and opened the 2015 Berlin Film Festival Forum. Earlier in his career he helmed Emmy Award-winning ballet film

Dracula - Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002); The Saddest Music in the World (2003); Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988), and US National Society of Film Critics Best Experimental Film Prize-winners Archangel (1991) and Heart of the World (2001). He is also an internationally acclaimed installation artist and the author of three published books. He is a member of both the Order of Canada and Order of Manitoba, and was awarded the Telluride Silver Medallion for life achievement in film in 1995.
“[Maddin is] the most reluctantly radical and humorously tortured maverick working in the movies today.” - John Waters
"He belongs in the tradition of obsessional, poetic tale spinners and studio craftsmen such as Erich von Stroheim, F.W. Murnau, Josef von Sternberg, Jacques Tourneur, and Michael Powell, who bend public materials toward private ends and take us on a feverish ride" - Jonathan Rosenbaum

 

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