THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Matthew Rankin

Feature Film | CDN 2019 | 90' | English subs. | Look

Everyone that’s bored with Hollywood biopic tropes should give THE TWENTIETH CENTURY a try. This cinematic biography of long-time Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King does away with all the usual pompous gravity: In his debut feature shot on 16mm film Matthew Rankin tells King’s life story in surreal Freudian dream logic – with a good measure of Monty Python-esque humour and the post-modern aesthetic of his fellow countryman Guy Maddin. A political winter’s tale from the early 20th century that holds all kinds of messages for our current times.

Sat | 03. Oct | 18:00 h

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Director
Matthew Rankin
Screenplay
Matthew Rankin
Producers
Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette, Ménaïc Raoul
Cinematography
Vincent Biron
Editing
Matthew Rankin
Music
Peter Venne, Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux
Sound
Sacha Ratcliffe, Lynne Trépanier, Bernard Gariépy Strobl
Production Design
Dany Boivin
Cast
Dan Beirne, Mikhaïl Ahooja, Catherine Saint-Laurent, Sarianne Cormier, Brent Skagford
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