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1,815 Ratings

My Winnipeg

Directed by Guy Maddin
Canada, 2007
Avant-Garde, Documentary, Fantasy


The geographical dead center of North America and the beloved birthplace of Guy Maddin, Winnipeg, is the frosty and mysterious star of Maddin’s film. Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this work, conjuring a city as delightful as it is fearsome.

Our take

A cinematic “city symphony” of sorts, this is a mind-bending trip to Winnipeg guided by iconoclastic and ingenious Canadian auteur Guy Maddin. Half demiurge, half mad scientist, Maddin has taken cinema to the next level, and even created his own genre: the docu-fantasia.

My Winnipeg Directed by Guy Maddin
My Winnipeg might have a documentary chassis, but all its tall tales make it one of the comedies of the century.
July 15, 2016
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Through the lens of Guy Maddin’s memory and surrealist imagination, the local history of Winnipeg takes many bizarre, irreverent twists… Echoing the visual style of old silent-era movies, he indulges theatrical outrage and vibrant description in recalling civic injustices wrought on the town, including the demolition of the iconic old Eaton’s department store and construction of an ice-hockey arena on the site.
February 09, 2016
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I saw it in the movie theatre upon its first release and was captivated by it. Watching it it’s like you are lulled into a dream-state. There really is no other movie like it.
March 01, 2015
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