Spotlight on our cinema
QUéBEC, Canada | 90 minutes | 2019
On the cusp of the 20th century, a young William Lyon Mackenzie King negotiates the obstacles strewn in his path on the way to becoming prime minister of his beloved Canada. Then there’s the private life of the statesman, dominated by a rabid cross-dressing mother and torn romantically between a kindly Quebec nurse and a female British soldier with heroic ambitions. Not to mention some quirky little fetishes… After his acclaimed Mynarski Death Spiral (2014) and The Tesla World Light Project (2017), Winnipeg-born Montrealer Matthew Rankin concocts a first feature where warped patriotism is cloaked in irresistible dialogue and visuals.Q&A with the cast and crew on October 13th and 17thThe film will be presented in its original version with French subtitles on October 13th and in its original version with English subtitles on October 17th."If Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Anna Biller, Guy Maddin and Bette Davis’s Baby Jane wig raised a child together, it would be this movie. Shot on grainy 16mm and full of minimalist sets and lovingly detailed props that reimagine Toronto as a deco-fascistic Edwardian figure skating special, The Twentieth Century is an absorbing visual delight from start to finish." NOW TorontoDon't miss the discussion Matthew Rankin, the success of singularity on October 16th.
Prix de la diffusion - Festival du nouveau cinéma
Best Canadian First Feature Film - Toronto Film Festival
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QUéBEC, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, CANADA | 101 minutes | 2019
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