Born Apr 2, 1958. From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Canadian auteur Guy Maddin’s transportive experiments with form and narrative have established him as a unique, bracing talent. Probably his most acclaimed work, “My Winnipeg” (2007), is a fanciful would-be documentary about the titular city, where Maddin was born. It nabbed best Canadian feature at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. A feverish lover of the surreal and seemingly primitive cinematic forms and spaces, his other features include “The Saddest Music in the World” (2003) and “Tales from the Gimli Hospital” (1989), his debut feature, which he screened at the Walter Reade Theater in 2011 along with a live performance of an inventive new score. He is also the director of many short films and videos.