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A Trip to the Orphanage (2004)

On a terribly snowy day, a woman sings melancholic music while a man makes his way toward her.

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Guy Maddin

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Guy Maddin
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Sarah Constible ... Opera Singer
Maria de Medeiros
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On a terribly snowy day, a woman sings melancholic music while a man makes his way toward her.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Wycieczka do sierocinca See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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1.85 : 1
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This short film is featured on the DVD for The Saddest Music in the World (2003). See more »

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Between "The Saddest Music in the World" and "Brand upon the Brain!"
4 March 2007 | by joh-riSee all my reviews

In my opinion, this short movie can be regarded as a beautiful link between "The Saddest Music in the World" and "Brand upon the brain!" The setting is - except for the curtains - the same as in one scene of "The Saddest Music": the winter night, the meeting between Narcissa and the sleep-walker who entitles her as "Mother". But why: the orphanage? In "The Saddest Music" there is no orphanage at all, but it will be the location in "Brand upon the Brain!" Many possibilities can be chosen: If "Brand upon the Brain!" is to be regarded as an autobiographical movie, then it has to be seen (in the light of "Trip to the orphanage" as a dream - or as a nightmare! - of autobiographical movie. Or: Could the sleep-walker be regarded as the "Guy Maddin"-character of "Brand upon the Brain!"? But: When the sleep-walker appears in this very scene of "The Saddest Music" you hear the voice of Narcissa's dead son. Summary: What a lovely short, opera-movie - and what a beautiful miracle!


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