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Guy Maddin is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor, Art Direction, Music and Cinematography Canadien born on 28 february 1956 at Winnipeg (Canada)

Guy Maddin

Guy Maddin
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Nationality Canada
Birth 28 february 1956 (68 years) at Winnipeg (Canada)

Guy Maddin, OM, CM (born February 28, 1956) is a Canadian screen-writer, director, author, cinematographer and film editor of both features and short films, as well as an installation artist, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. His most distinctive quality is his penchant for recreating the look and style of silent or early-sound-era films. Since completing his first film in 1985, Maddin has become one of Canada's most well-known and celebrated film-makers.

Maddin has directed ten feature films and numerous short films, in addition to publishing three books and creating a host of installation art projects. A number of Maddin's recent films began as or developed from installation art projects, and his books also relate to his film work. Maddin has been the subject of much critical praise and academic attention, including two books of interviews with Maddin and two book-length academic studies of his work. Maddin was appointed to the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour, in 2012.

Biography

Guy Maddin, loin d'être prédestiné au septième art, exerce d'abord le métier de guichetier dans une banque, puis celui de peintre en bâtiment. Il se lance en 1986 dans la réalisation de son premier court métrage, The Dead Father, déjà empreint de son esthétique originale (voire expérimentale) : usage du noir et blanc, image salie à la manière des vieilles bandes des années 1920, décors artificiels semi-mythiques...

Sans budgets importants, Guy Maddin réussit à imposer une œuvre fortement dépaysante, à la fois poétique, lyrique, surréaliste et personnelle, mêlant une imagination débordante aux plus profonds désirs non-refoulés. Ses sujets ont de quoi déconcerter le spectateur : triangle amoureux entre soldats amnésiques de la Grande Guerre dans la nuit arctique d'Arkhangelsk pour Archangel, inceste en haute-montagne dans une atmosphère colorée et oppressante de conte œdipien pour Careful, concours international de musique triste organisé par une baronne de la bière cul-de-jatte durant la Grande Dépression pour The Saddest music in the world, errance labyrinthique d'un gangster en cavale dans la maison hantée de son enfance pour Ulysse, souviens-toi !, etc.

Maddin explore aussi une veine plus autobiographique (son « autobiographie fantasmée »), avec des films comme Et les lâches s'agenouillent... (2003), Des trous dans la tête (2006), ou encore le faux documentaire Winnipeg mon amour (2007).

En 1995, Guy Maddin reçoit la très convoitée Telluride Medal au Festival du film de Telluride pour l'ensemble de son œuvre. Cette récompense a été décernée à des cinéastes tels qu'Abel Gance, Francis Ford Coppola, Andreï Tarkovski ou Clint Eastwood.

En 2011, Guy Maddin passe du support argentique au numérique avec le film Ulysse, souviens-toi ! (Keyhole).

En 2012, Guy Maddin organise avec le Centre Georges Pompidou à Paris du 22 février au 12 mars 2012 une performance artistique reconstituant le tournage de films « fantômes » dans une proposition intitulée Spiritismes.

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Filmography of Guy Maddin (18 films)

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Actor

J.T. LeRoy
J.T. LeRoy (2019)
, 1h45
Directed by Justin Kelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about writers
Actors Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger, Jim Sturgess, Courtney Love, Guy Maddin
Roles Reader
Rating55% 2.75172.75172.75172.75172.7517
Dans les années 1990, Laura Albert, une femme écrivain, se fait passer pour un transgenre nommé JT LeRoy (Jeremiah « Terminator » LeRoy). En public, JT LeRoy est « joué » par son amie Savannah Knoop jusque dans les années 2000, pour duper le monde des célébrités, de la mode et des lettres. Mais le canular sera démasqué par le New York Times.
My Winnipeg, 1h20
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Fantasy, Historical
Actors Guy Maddin, Darcy Fehr, Ann Savage
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.743133.743133.743133.743133.74313
Although ostensibly a documentary, My Winnipeg contains a series of fictional episodes and an overall story trajectory concerning the author-narrator-character "Guy Maddin" and his desire to produce the film as a way to finally leave/escape the city of Winnipeg. "Guy Maddin" is played by Darcy Fehr but voiced by Maddin himself (in narration): Fehr appears groggily trying to rouse himself from sleep aboard a jostling train as Maddin wonders aloud "What if?" What if he were able to actually rouse from the sleepy life he lives in Winnipeg and escape? Maddin decides that the only possible escape would be to "film my way out," thus motivating the creation of the "docu-fantasia" already underway.

Director

Seances
Seances (2016)

Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Roy Dupuis, Mathieu Amalric, Romano Orzari, Neil Napier, Jacques Bonnaffé, Amira Casar
Rating74% 3.7280353.7280353.7280353.7280353.728035
18 scénarios de l’époque du cinéma muet.
The Forbidden Room, 1h59
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Roy Dupuis, Udo Kier, Gregory Hlady, Mathieu Amalric, Geraldine Chaplin, Karine Vanasse
Rating60% 3.0455853.0455853.0455853.0455853.045585
A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.
Keyhole
Keyhole (2011)
, 1h33
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Crime
Actors Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier, Kevin McDonald, Brooke Palsson, Darcy Fehr
Rating54% 2.705032.705032.705032.705032.70503
The gang of Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) shoots its way into his former home, which the police have surrounded, with a hostage and a stuffed wolverine (named "Crispy") in tow. Big Ed, the gang's second-in-command, then evicts the dead gangsters (who seem otherwise alive), after asking them to identify themselves: "Those of you who have been killed, stand facing the wall." They leave reluctantly, and the gang waits for Ulysses. The film's narrator, the ghost of Ulysses's father-in-law Calypso/Camille (Louis Negin), reveals that the house is haunted (and not only by him) because although a house's happiness is able to vacate the premises after its inhabitants have left, its sorrow is doomed to remain inside forever. This house had once belonged to Ulysses and his four children with his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini).
Night Mayor, 14minutes
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction
Actors Michael Bell, Darcy Fehr
Rating67% 3.3796553.3796553.3796553.3796553.379655
My Winnipeg, 1h20
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Fantasy, Historical
Actors Guy Maddin, Darcy Fehr, Ann Savage
Rating74% 3.743133.743133.743133.743133.74313
Although ostensibly a documentary, My Winnipeg contains a series of fictional episodes and an overall story trajectory concerning the author-narrator-character "Guy Maddin" and his desire to produce the film as a way to finally leave/escape the city of Winnipeg. "Guy Maddin" is played by Darcy Fehr but voiced by Maddin himself (in narration): Fehr appears groggily trying to rouse himself from sleep aboard a jostling train as Maddin wonders aloud "What if?" What if he were able to actually rouse from the sleepy life he lives in Winnipeg and escape? Maddin decides that the only possible escape would be to "film my way out," thus motivating the creation of the "docu-fantasia" already underway.
Brand Upon the Brain!, 1h35
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Isabella Rossellini
Rating72% 3.644013.644013.644013.644013.64401
Guy Maddin (played by Erik Steffen Maahs as an adult, and Sullivan Brown as a child), returns to Black Notch, a deserted island on which stands a lighthouse that was his family home, an orphanage run by his parents, to slap a fresh coat of paint on the lighthouse. The film is divided into twelve chapters, each of which is a flashback that Guy's ancestral house-painting has brought to the fore of his memory.
Cowards Bend the Knee, 1h
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Darcy Fehr, Mike Bell, Marion Martin
Rating68% 3.442983.442983.442983.442983.44298
Cowards Bend the Knee is set in a vague time period that is stated in the published script and on the DVD commentary as the 1930s, although certain of the film's events (e.g., the Winnipeg Maroons winning the Allan Cup) did not occur until the 1960s. Guy Maddin (played by Darcy Fehr), star hockey player for the Winnipeg Maroons, is told by his father Maddin Sr (Victor Cowie), the team's announcer, to visit his mother in the hospital since she is gravely ill. Maddin instead takes his girlfriend Veronica (Amy Stewart) to get an illegal abortion at the home/beauty salon/bordello of Liliom (Tara Birtwistle). During the operation, Guy more or less forgets about Veronica and ends up leaving with Liliom's alluring daughter Meta (Melissa Dionisio). Veronica dies as a result of the botched abortion and perhaps despair at her abandonment.
The Saddest Music in the World, 1h40
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Mafia films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox, Darcy Fehr
Rating69% 3.499293.499293.499293.499293.49929
During the Great depression in 1933 in Winnipeg, Canada, baroness Helen Port-Huntley (Isabella Rossellini) announces a competition to find the saddest music in the world, as a publicity stunt to promote her company, Muskeg Beer, as Prohibition is about to end in the United States. The prize is $25,000 "Depression-era dollars" and musicians from all over the world pour into Winnipeg to compete. Chester Kent (Mark McKinney), a failing Broadway producer, decides to enter the contest representing America, even though he is Canadian and originally from Winnipeg. An old fortune teller predicts his doom, but Chester mocks this prediction by having his nymphomaniac amnesiac girlfriend Narcissa (Maria de Medeiros) masturbate him. Also entering the contest are Chester's father Fyodor (David Fox), representing Canada, and his brother Roderick (Ross McMillan), representing Serbia as "Gavrilo the Great" (even though he is also Canadian).
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary, 1h13
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Horror, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Dracula films, Vampires in film, Musical films
Rating67% 3.394823.394823.394823.394823.39482
In 1897, a visitor from the East, Count Dracula, arrives in London and is inadvertently invited into the home of Lucy Westenra. She is bitten by Dracula, and taken by his curse. Lucy's behavior becomes more erratic leading her to bite her fiancé. Lucy is immediately put under the care of Dr. Van Helsing. Van Helsing does blood tests on Lucy and declares "Vampyre!" as the source of the problem, and puts Lucy to bed adorned with garlic.
The Heart of the World, 6minutes
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Rating75% 3.791943.791943.791943.791943.79194
The plot of The Heart of the World concerns two brothers, Osip and Nikolai, who compete for the love of the same woman: Anna, a state scientist studying the Earth's core. Anna discovers that the heart of the world is in danger of a fatal heart attack (which would mean the end of the world), and the brothers compete amongst the public panic. Nikolai is a mortician and tries to impress Anna with assembly-line embalming, while Osip is an actor playing Christ in the Passion Play and tries to impress Anna through his suffering. Anna is instead seduced by an evil capitalist, but has a change of heart and strangles the plutocrat, then slides down into the heart of the world, where she manages to save the world from destruction by transforming into cinema itself, the world's "new and better heart — Kino!"
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, 1h31
Directed by Guy Maddin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Pascale Bussières, Nigel Whitmey, Shelley Duvall, Frank Gorshin, Alice Krige, R.H. Thomson
Rating58% 2.9030852.9030852.9030852.9030852.903085
A newly released prisoner, Peter Glahn, returns home to the land of Mandragora, where the sun never sets. Aboard the ship, Glahn has a romantic encounter with Juliana Kossel, then proceeds to the family ostrich farm, which is run by his sister Amelia. Amelia is in love with Dr. Isaac Solti, a manipulative gentleman scientist/mesmerist. Cain Ball, Amelia's hired hand, quarrels with her about her promise to sell him the ostrich farm. Peter heads into the forest to go hunting and meets the pregnant Zephyr, who despite her fisherman husband falls for Peter. Zephyr prays to a stone statue of the goddess Venus that stands in the forest that Peter will be hers, and gives the statue her wedding ring as a gift. Zephyr meets Peter again and Venus appears to have worked her magic, since the two embrace, although Peter notes that he is in love with Juliana and Zephyr notes her marriage.