Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Essential Films #3: The Heart of the World

In celebration of just having seen Guy Maddin's hilarious and exuberant mock-autobiographical (a my-opic?) "My Winnipeg" I've decided now is the appropriate time to feature his most ecstatic film.

Guy Maddin's "The Heart of the World" was one of a number of 'Preludes' commissioned for the Toronto International Film Festival in celebration of their 25th anniversary in 2000.  The five-minute film was shot over five days in a disused steel factory in Winnipeg.  The talented Deco Dawson is credited as Co-camera and Micromontage Editor.

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