164 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois

The third film (and first in color) by Canadian fabulist Maddin remains one of his most impressive achievements. A tangled tale of incest and sibling rivalry is set in a precarious Alpine village (allegorically, Canada) where any sound above a whisper might trigger a disastrous avalanche--an outrageously blatant metaphor for repressed desires that dare not speak their name. Preceded by Maddin’s celebrated short THE HEART OF THE WORLD, a delirious farewell to the twentieth century in the form of a coming attraction for an imaginary Russian silent film.

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Added by CHCGODuke on July 21, 2008

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