“Guy Maddin’s body of work is as beautiful as it is confounding and delirious.”—Zeitgeist Films
If Guy Maddin keeps a diary, it is certainly full of surprises. The work of this prolific filmmaker who shows us what he imagines in his daily life, filtered through his alternative history of motion pictures, will be presented by the Walker Art Center from February 4-14 with
Pages from a Filmmaker’s Diary: A Film Retrospective and Regis Dialogue with Guy Maddin
. The series explores the recent works of this Winnipeg-born director, from his cult hit Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988) to his two latest films making their regional premieres: a vaguely autobiographical video peep show entitled Cowards Bend the Knee (Wednesday, February 11, 7 pm) and his newest film—straight from Sundance and starring Isabella Rossellini—The Saddest Music in the World (Wednesday, February 4, 8 pm). “Only Isabella,” Maddin says proudly, “could plop herself into one of my movies without destroying the perfumes. There’s something timeless about her. She understands the Italian diva picture. And this is the first movie in which she plays a blonde. So at times it seems like she’s channeling her mother [Ingrid Bergman].”
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