The Goose

Mike Maryniuk

He’s called 'the Goose': a mute young man with a childish haircut, shrugged shoulders and a striking tracksuit jacket. Reason enough for the small-town locals to write him off as an idiot. The Goose lives with a ventriloquist fellow villager and his gruesome-looking dummy. This last figure returns repeatedly in his most confused dreams. The Goose doesn’t feel at home in this environment; that’s why meeting the Time Travel Agent seems to offer a way out. His journeys by fax and his brilliant solutions for the Goose’s speech defect raise spirits. But then the miscommunication between the Goose and his fellow man gets completely out of hand. Can the Escape Artist he met in the hospital offer a way out?

In this experimental drama filled with absurdist twists, thoroughly psychedelic dream sequences play a major role. Maryniuk eagerly uses stop-motion carpet figures, silent film references, computer animation, video shots and arcade games. And tracksuits, mega-spectacles and leather jackets with pleats.

Screenings

  • Cinerama 7
    No subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 6
    No subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 2
    No subtitles
    Tue 30 Jan Buy
  • Kino 3
    No subtitles
    Thu 1 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 4
    No subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Mike Maryniuk
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Canada
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
72’
Language
English
Producer
Mike Maryniuk
Sales
Mike Maryniuk
Writer
Mike Maryniuk
Cinematography
Josh Marr, Mike Maryniuk
Editor
Mike Maryniuk, Alek Rszeszowski
Production Design
Mike Maryniuk, Gwen Trutnau
Sound Design
Andy Rudolph
Music
Paul Leary
Cast
Rob Crooks, Bea Solsberg, Rob Vilar, Tim Roth, Washboard Hank Fisher, James Pinhead Miller, Al Simmons