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Tales from the Gimli Hospital Redux
ShowtimesNovember 22:5:00 pm, 7:00 pmNovember 23:5:00 pm, 7:00 pm
With Guy Maddin Short NIGHT MAYOR (2003, 13 min)
The 4k restoration (including the replacement of a long-lost scene) of the 1988 cult classic about blistering lust and seething envy during a 19th-century epidemic ravaging Gimli, a small Icelandic-Canadian fishing village on the shores on Lake Winnipeg. Set during a smallpox epidemic in the village of Gimli, Manitoba near the turn of the century, Tales From The Gimli Hospital is a dreamlike, elliptical film which explores the jealousy and madness instilled in two men who share a hospital room “in a Gimli we no longer know.” The two men, Einar (Kyle McCulloch) and Gunnar (Michael Gottli) are friends at first, until they reveal their darkest secrets to each other. Tales of creeping pestilence, unconsummated passions, reckless envy and necrophilia are told, climaxing in a deadly battle between the two patients, now rivals. Does a better world await these two lost souls on Earth…or in Heaven?
“It’s gorgeously crisp, the sound pure perfection… Inspired by silent and early film techniques and film scores, Maddin’s ultra-surreal style, and story are miles from home, figuratively speaking, and an important landmark in experimental film.”—What She Said