"Survival" (1985), as Concerned Citizen Stan (1985)
1 Biographical Movie |
1 Print Biography |
1 Interview |
7 Articles |
6' (1.83 m)
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I've never bought that cliché that you should never take people out of the narrative, take people out of that dramatic illusion. I'm more of a person who loves his grandmother. I'm thinking when a grandmother sits at the foot of your bed and tells you a bedtime story, you get absorbed into the story, you notice her style of telling a story. Some parts you should tell badly, other parts charmingly...
Maddin's father Chas was blinded in one eye when his mother held him close to her as an infant and an open brooch pierced his eyelid. A similar event occurs in Maddin's third feature film, Careful.
Many of his films are set in a mythologized version of his hometown of Winnipeg.