Careful

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | October 17, 2002

Thursday, October 17, 2002, 8pm

1992, Guy Maddin, Canada, 100 min, 35mm

Guy Maddin in person!

Like Edward Gorey’s mysterious books, Guy Maddin’s films are weirdly, unnervingly funny; one senses a deadly parody even if it is not clear exactly what is being made fun of. In Careful, set in some bogus European mountain country, characters tiptoe around a paper-maché landscape, as terrified of setting off avalanches as they are of their own incestuous desires. It is a quality of Maddin’s perversity to cast the stalwart brothers with actors barely younger than their chilly but voluptuous mother. (Jim Trainor)

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