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Directed by Guy Maddin • 1990 • Canada
Starring Kyle McCulloch, Michael Gottli, David Falkenburg
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 sophomore feature tells a tale of obsessive love in the arctic Russian town of Archangel, where Bolsheviks, White Russians, and Germans converge during World War I. Amnesia, doppelgängers, and a flood of rabbits all feature in Maddin’s feverish, eerily beautiful vision.