# CINEMA /// My Winnipeg by Guy Maddin

# CINEMA /// My Winnipeg by Guy MaddinJanuary 29, 2011

Cinema - By: Léopold Lambert

Following Daniel Fernandez Pascual’s recommendation on Deconcrete, I recently watched the movie My Winnipeg by Guy Maddin (2007) which fascinated me for its surrealist construction. Between a Chris Marker‘s pseudo-documentary and 2046‘s ambiguity between memory and fantasy, this film elaborates the portrait of the Canadian city of Winnipeg by its narrator’s dream and memories.

What makes this city so specific according to the narrator is the largest Freemason Temple in the world, a commercial signs graveyard, a taxi company which can only operates in the back alleys, a bridge that dreams of Egypt where it was originally built for, a three storeys swimming pools building, rooftops inhabited by homeless people and other fantastic buildings and spaces that compose the affect of the narrator for this city…

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