My Winnipeg Image
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

Summary: Have you ever wanted to relive your childhood and do things differently? Guy Maddin casts B-movie icon Ann Savage as his domineering mother in attempt to answer that question in My Winnipeg, a hilariously wacky and profoundly touching goodbye letter to his childhood hometown. A documentary (or "docu-fantasia" as Maddin proclaims) that inventively blends local and personal history with surrealist images and metaphorical myths, the film covers everything from the fire at the local park which lead to a frozen lake of distressed horse heads to pivotal and factually heightened scenes from Maddin's own childhood, all laced with a startling emotional honesty. My Winnipeg is Maddin's most personal film and a truly unique cinematic experience, winning the best Canadian film at the Toronto International Film Festival and the opening night selection of the Berlin Film Festival's Forum. [IFC Films]
Runtime: 80 min
Production: Buffalo Gal Pictures
Genres: Drama, History, Documentary
Country: Canada
Language: English
Director Credit
Guy Maddin Director
Writer Credit
George Toles Writer
Guy Maddin Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Ann Savage Mother
Darcy Fehr Guy Maddin
Cast Credit
Amy Stewart Janet Maddin
Brendan Cade Cameron Maddin
Deborah Carlson Cast
Eric Nipp Viscount Gort
Fred Dunsmore Himself
Jacelyn Lobay Gwenyth Lloyd
Jennifer Palichuk Althea Cornish
Kate Yacula Citizen Girl
Kevin Harris Cast
Lou Profeta Himself
Louis Negin Mayor Cornish
Scott Hamel Cast
Wesley Cade Ross Maddin
Producer Credit
Guy Maddin Producer
Jody Shapiro Producer
Michael Burns Executive Producer
Phyllis Laing Producer
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