Twilight of the Ice Nymphs
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1998)

Set in a blazing land where the sun ceaselessly shines, this dramatic fantasy examines love's darker aspects. After years of incarceration as a political prisoner, Peter Glahn (Nigel Whitney, who had his name removed from the credits… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1998
DVD Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

The line between romance and sex is blurred in this enthralling 1997 feature by Guy Maddin, whose overwhelming stylization unexpectedly produces an emotional and psychological authenticity.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I found it to be a pretentious drag, but its redeeming quality was that it was so novel.

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Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Becomes fairly tedious before he can wrap up, but director Guy Maddin's loopy conviction goes a long way.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Finally pretty tedious.

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Ron Wells
Film Threat

If you like Maddin's other works, you'll probably dig this. If you don't, this film will not convert you to the cause.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

It's an Aubrey Beardsley painting come to life by way of Maddin's unique rhythms, rich textures and surreal stories...

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Gemma Files

It's a surreal paradise where the summer sun never sets and the air is full of feathers drifting down from the Glahn family ostrich farm.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A prisoner returns to his childhood home on an ostrich farm, and becomes involved with two mysterious women. An uninspiring protagonist in an uninvolving plot… More
Marion Ravenwood
Saw it a long time ago, it was okay, it had a lot of weird sets and clothing and even the dialogue was unusual, it was okay, I didn't hate it.
Walter M.
"Triumph of the Ice Nymphs" starts with Peter(Nigel Whitmey) returning home after four years in prison. So, it's no surprise that a mysterious… More
Christopher Brown
Great Guy Maddin weirdness. Hilarious and great eye candy. Must see for Maddin fans.
Brett Warren
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs is an interesting visual and narrative concept that is unfortunately derailed by atrocious voice acting, which is due in part to the… More