The 1000 Eyes of Dr Maddin

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60
The 1000 Eyes of Dr Maddin
NR 1 hr 5 minDocumentary
Guy Maddin who has been nicknamed the Canadian David Lynch is undoubtedly one of the last remaining Magi of cinema Despite living in the middle of the digital age this heretical director hailing from the snowy plains of Canada has spent 25 years transposing the uncommon and the uncanny onto screens oversaturated with naturalistic imagery A lover of primitive cinema he has cunningly summoned the lightandshadow techniques and experimentations of the Golden Age of film to resuscitate a unique cinematographic language which plays with the spectators unconscious by means of visual trickery as disturbing as it is absurd In an attitude as playful at that Maddins films this documentary follows the mediumistic experiments of this master of illusion filmed during the spirit shootings he presented in Europe
DirectorYves Montmayeur
WriterYves Montmayeur