The Saddest Music in the World

The Saddest Music in the World
  • 2003
  • Canada
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Guy Maddin
  • Written by: Screenplay:, Guy Maddin, George Toles
  • Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox, Ross McMillan, Louis Negin

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The Saddest Music in the World

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If you are unfamiliar with Maddin’s work, rush to see this blackly funny, sumptuous- yet-lo-fi quasi-musical on the big screen. It centres around a vampy, career-invigorating turn from the lustrous Isabella Rosselini, as the legless Lady Port-Huntley, running a contest to find the eponymous music, to boost sales of her company’s beer, just before Prohibition is lifted. Look for Guy Maddin’s shorts on Saturday 25 June.

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