My Winnipeg
My Winnipeg (2007)

Visionary Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin pays tribute to his beloved hometown with this goodbye letter and self-described "docu-fantasia" that is equal parts transcendental rumination, historical chronicle, and personal portrait.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 7, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2015
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: My Winnipeg is a charmingly irreverent 'docu-fantasy' from the unpredictable mind of Guy Maddin.

John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Guy Maddin docu about his hometown gives fans everything they'd expect, plus a few moments of unexpected sincerity.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

An affecting, dreamy, Chris Marker-esque, ciné-essay.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

There's some genuine archival history threaded through the fantasy.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

The best way to take My Winnipeg is with a box of popcorn and a grain of salt.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

My Winnipeg is a mobile collage, and its assemblage is fascinating.

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Daniel Kasman

...there is no denying that Maddin is pushing not only himself as an artist...

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

This is a secret history, and it's a wonder.

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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times

The world would be a better place if every city had its Maddin.

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Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Guy Maddin has never tipped quite so far in the direction of autobiography as he has with My Winnipeg, and the effect is unexpectedly charming.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Elvira B
A visual poem about... well, Winnipeg. A fascinating projection of Guy Maddin's memories and personal mythologies about the city where he was born and… More
Dillon Lupky
One of the most inventive, unique, surreal, contemplative movies I have ever seen.
Jennifer Xu
It sounds weird, but this is just the type of film I'd make if I were a filmmaker. It's like the dude voiced out my deepest, darkest, insomniacest… More
Neum Daddy
He looks through his window. What does he see? What does he see?
Gordon Anderson
Fascinating poetic hymn to Maddin's home town which bombards you with captivating images as Maddin narrates. Mixes documentary footage with staged… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Co-written, directed and narrated by Guy Maddin, "My Winnipeg" is the kind of movie that only the iconoclastic filmmaker could… More