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1 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin conducts a personal tour of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the town where he grew up and still lives, in a film he calls a "docu-fantasia." By combining archival footage and interviews, dreamlike camera work and recreated scenes -- including several with actress Ann Savage playing the part of Maddin's mother -- the filmmaker builds a portrait of Winnipeg that manages to be historical, intimate, surreal, entertaining and entirely his own.


Director: Guy Maddin

Genres: Documentary, Docudrama

Distributor: IFC First Take

My Winnipeg (2007)

Release Date: June 13th, 2008|1 hr. 20 min.

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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The best way to take this film is with a box of popcorn and a grain of salt. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This autobiographical meditation is seductively funny, as well as deliciously strange, and hauntingly beautiful, as well as stream-of-consciousness cockeyed. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Ann Savage, the femme fatale from a slew of old Hollywood noirs, is savagely funny as Maddin's beauty-parlor proprietress mom. show more

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