InfluencesInspired by the aesthetics and melodramatic flourishes of silent cinema, Central European literature and the desolation of his native Winnipeg, Guy Maddin has fashioned a career like no other. A Super-8-cranking modern-day Eisenstein, filming plots that would make John Waters blush, Maddin embraces a cinema where expressionism, somnambulism and lurid sexual neuroses unite—and conquer!
FestivalsWorld premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival in the historic Elgin Theatre. It has since been performed with live accompaniment at the 2006 New York Film Festival, the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival the 2007 Mexico City Film Festival, and the 2007 Buenos Aires Film Festival. It is scheduled to be part of the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival at the Castro Theatre in May.
- Oct 10, 2007 4:19 AM Homecoming: Brand! in the Pacific Northwest
- Jul 29, 2007 8:15 AM BRAND! Bloggers
- Jun 15, 2007 4:58 PM NYC: Midnight Screening @ the Two Boots!
- Jun 14, 2007 5:26 PM Bay Area Reporter Says: "A queer-friendly...kick in the groin"
- Jun 13, 2007 4:58 PM Coming to a theater near you 6/15!
.."A psychosexually inflamed fusion of childhood reminiscence, Victorian melodrama, Freudian horror film and gender-bending Nancy Drew adventure…" -- Cliff Doerksen, Time Out Chicago
"Guy Maddin's latest astonishment-- has ransacked film history and his own delirious imagination to create a work like none other: a silently shot film about a man who, on revisiting his childhood home, hurtles unto a past where orphan children, coy lesbian lovers, and a mad scientist converge." -- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Don't miss the film critics are calling "astonishing" (Roger Ebert), "majestically strange" (Time Out Chicago) and "one of the 10 best films of the year" (The New York Times). Equal parts childhood reminiscence, Expressionist horror movie and gender-bending teen detective serial, BRAND! is an outrageous, hypnotic cinematic experience.
Coming to theaters across the country!
The critics are buzzing...
San Francisco Chronicle Review (June 15, 2007)
San Francisco Chronicle interview with Guy Maddin (June 14, 2007)
Los Angeles Times (June 7, 2007)
Chicago Tribune (May 18, 2007)
Time Out Chicago (May 17, 2007)
The New York Times (May 9, 2007)
The New York Sun (May 9, 2007)
The New York Times (May 7, 2007)
New York Magazine (May 7, 2007)
New York Post (May 6, 2007)
Surreal, satiric and surprisingly touching, Guy Maddin's film looks at the secret lives of families in a work that is equal parts childhood reminiscence, Expressionist horror movie, teen detective serial and Grand Guignol reverie. Guy Maddin's latest delirious creation is a silent film like none you have ever seen before.
Whatever are young "Guy Maddin's" parents really up to in their lighthouse home/orphanage on a chilly remote island? Overbearing Mother (Gretchen Krich) tracks her son's (Sullivan Brown) every move, bellowing for him to come home over the "Aerophone" just as something interesting is about to happen! And poor Sis (Maya Lawson), his older sister (who is rapidly blossoming into a young woman) -- Mother will never let her have any fun! The intrigue continues as deranged Mother, hellbent on restoring her youth and sinister Scientist-Father (Todd Jefferson Moore) who is sequestered night and day in his basement laboratory, engage in diabolical, secret experimentation. When new parents of recently adopted children from the orphanage notice strange wounds on the youngsters' necks, a pair of teen sleuths, Wendy (Katherine E. Scharhon) and her brother Chance, known as "The Lightbulb Kids," appear on the island to investigate -- and in the process, inspire Guy's first crush and Sis' first love affair. The lurid family secrets that unfold are positively shocking!
Official Site: BrandUponTheBrain.com
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