Canada, 2011, 93 min
Section: Panorama. Tropes


  • Sept. 25, 2012, 19:10, Ocean cinema, Meridian hall
  • Sept. 25, 2012, 10:00, Ocean cinema, Meridian hall


A gangster and deadbeat father, Ulysses Pick, returns home after a long absence. He arrives, toting two teenagers: a drowned girl, Denny, who has mysteriously returned to life; and a bound-and-gagged hostage, who is actually his own teenage son, Manners. Confused, Ulysses doesn’t recognize his own son, but he feels with increasing conviction he must make an indoor odyssey from the back door of his home all the way up, one room at a time, to the marriage bedroom where his wife Hyacinth awaits, full of cancer, grieving over the deaths of her three other children.

  • Director: Guy Maddin (Canada)

    Guy Maddin Winnipeg-based filmmaker shot cultclassic Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988); and Archangel (1990), which won the U.S. National Film Critics Award for Best Experimental Film of the Year. Since then he has won many other awards an Emmy for his ballet movie Dracula - Pages from a Virgin’s Diary; the San Francisco IFF Persistence of Vision Award in 2006, and others. Фильмография / Filmography: — Key Hole, 2011 — My Winnipeg, 2007 — The Saddest Music in the World, 2003 — Dracula - Pages from a Virgin’s Diary, 2002 — The Heart of the World, 2000 — Tales from the Gimli Hospital, 1988

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