It is both a spoof and a loving recreation of Soviet silent film. It is also an inventive movie in its own right. It is so full of images, one rapidly following the other in montage style, that it feels like it has the imagery and storytelling of a much longer movie.
Commissioned by the Toronto Film Festival, Guy Maddin created this hypnotic, six-minute gem that was inspired by Russian Constructivism. A glittering parody of Soviet propaganda films, told through delirious Eisensteinian montage, the film is a cinephile’s mission statement for the future of cinema.
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy
David Lynch, 1997, United States
David Lynch, 2006, United States
Mamoru Oshii, 2004, Japan
Gaspar Noé, 2002, France