ARCHANGEL - Guy Maddin's 1990 beautifully restored unique cinematic gem
Dec 8 thru 11
Fri to Mon 8:00pm only!
Dir. Guy Maddin - 1990 - 83m - Canada
In 1919, one-legged Canadian soldier Lt. John Boles arrives in the northern Russian town of Archangel where Bolsheviks, White Russians and German Huns converge during World War I. When Boles encounters a local woman Veronkha, he faints and becomes convinced that she is his dead wife Iris. But Veronkha is already married to Philbin who also suffers from amnesia and relives their wedding night over and over without remembering any moment after. What follows is a twisted love-triangle infused with infatuation as each person forgets who it is that they truly love.
Literally a film like no other, this weird, wild and extraordinary photoplay is both melodrama and deadpan parody. With striking black and white cinematography and stylized set design, Guy Maddin’s legendary 1990 feature—following on from his startling debut TALES FROM THE GIMLI HOSPITAL—is a tale of obsessive love from one of Canada’s (and the world’s) most original filmmakers. Now in a beautiful 4K restoration.