The 1000 Eyes Of Dr Maddin wins Best Documentary on Cinema

Yves Montmayeur triumphs in Venice

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Guy Maddin in Yves Montmayeur's The 1000 Eyes Of Dr Maddin
Guy Maddin in Yves Montmayeur's The 1000 Eyes Of Dr Maddin

Yves Montmayeur, director of the penetrating documentary Michael H - Profession: Director on the career of Michael Haneke has won the Venezia Classici Award for Best Documentary on Cinema this evening at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival for his latest exploration looking into the man and the myth of another mysterious filmmaker, Guy Maddin, in The 1000 Eyes Of Dr Maddin.

Maddin's The Forbidden Room, co-directed with Evan Johnson, is one of the highlights of the 53rd New York Film Festival. With an all-star cast that includes Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine Chaplin, Maria de Medeiros, Louis Negin, Udo Kier, André Wilms, Clara Furey, Roy Dupuis, Noel Burton with a contribution by John Ashbery, the stories told here may very well resemble one side of the Janus bust, auctioned off and desired by a man and his double.

The Forbidden Room will be screened in the main slate on Monday, September 28 at 9pm and Tuesday, September 29 at 8:30pm with the filmmakers in attendance.

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting on Sunday, September 13.

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