Guy Maddin op IFFR
Guy MADDIN (1956, Canada) did not attend film school. He studied Economics at the University of Winnipeg and then earned his living as a house painter. During the late 1970s and early '80s he cultivated his interest in cinema. His first feature, Tales from the Gimli Hospital, appeared in 1988 and became a midnight-movie classic. In 1995, Maddin became the youngest winner of the Telluride Silver Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Together with Isabella Rossellini, he directed Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair (2008). He has also made installation works and published several books.
The Dead Father (1985, short), Tales From the Gimli Hospital (1988, short), Mauve Decade (1989, short), BBB (1989, short), Archangel (1990), Tyro (1990, short), Indigo High-Hatters (1991, short), Careful (1992), The Pomps of Satan [a.k.a. Through a Man’s Eyeglass] (1993, short), Sea Beggars, or The Weaker Sex (1994, short), The Eye, Like a Strange Balloon, Mounts Towards Infinity (1995, short), Sissy-Boy Slap-Party [a.k.a The Coming Terror] (1995, short), Imperial Orgies or The Rabbi of Bacharach (1996, short), Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997), The Hoyden [a.k.a. Idylls of Womanhood] (1998, short), The Cork Crew, or Love-Chaunt of the Chimney (1999, short), Maldoror: Tygers (1999, short), Hospital Fragments (1999, short), Fleshpots of Antiquity (2000, short), The Heart of the World (2000), DRACULA - Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002), Fancy, Fancy Being Rich (2002, short), Cowards Bend the Knee (2003, install), The Saddest Music in the World (2003), A Trip to the Orphanage (2004, short), Sombra dolorosa (2004, short), My Dad is 100 Years Old (2005, short), Brand Upon the Brain! (2006), Nude Caboose (2006, short), Odin’s Shield Maiden (2007, short), My Winnipeg (2007, doc), Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair (2009 install, co-dir), Night Mayor (2009, short), The Little White Cloud That Cried (2009, short), Sinclair (2010, short), Keyhole (2011), Mundo Invisível/Invisible World (2012, co-dir), Only Dream Things (2012, short), The Hall Runner (2014, short), Puberty (2014, short), Elms (2014, short), Colours (2014, short), Cold (2014, short), The Forbidden Room (2015, co-dir), Once a Chicken (2015, short), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (2015, co-dir), Seances (2016, instal), The Green Fog (2017), Accidence (2018, co-dir).