Tales from the Gimli Hospital
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Set in a makeshift hospital that seems to exist somewhere between Scandinavia and what could be a parallel universe, Tales From the Gimli Hospital is Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin's surreal, black & white first feature. The film cleverly uses its own low-budget origin as a strength by re-visioning the techniques of the silent film era and early "talkies". During a visit to their dying mother in present-day Gimli Hospital, two children are subjected by their grandmother to a long, convoluted story concerning Ainar the Lonely (Kyle McCulloch) and his friend Gunnar (Michael Gottli).… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Whatever else you might say about this weird, creepy, and funny independent item by Guy Maddin, it's certainly different."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"[One] Maddin's most successful experiments in untuned cinema."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"There's a thin line between weird and strange, and Maddin's debut falls just the wrong side."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It's a strange tale that never seems to be anything other than enormously funny and strange."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It is a strange piece of work."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
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