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The 20th Century

IMDb 6.9 90 min
Genre:
Drama, Comedy, Biography
Stars:
Louis Negin, Richard Jutras, Brent Skagford, Dan Beirne, Charlotte Legault, Catherine St Laurent, Seán Cullen, Kee Chan, Satine Scarlett Montaz, Jadyn Malone
Director:
Matthew Rankin
Country:
Canada
Rating:
9.3 / 6 times
Release:
2019-09-07
Quality:
HD
Renowned for his mesmerizing, gonzo biographical shorts Mynarski Death Plummet and The Tesla World Light, Matthew Rankin doubles down on his signature blend of historical and aesthetic abstraction with his debut feature, a bizarre biopic that re-imagines the formative years of former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King as a series of abject humiliations. Stylistically indebted to early cinema via its alchemy adoption of antiquated analogue techniques that recall the work of Guy Maddin, The Twentieth Century plays fantastically fast and loose with history as it riotously roasts both its subject and the political legacies of the Great White North. Exuding both manic ambition and cherubic naivety, Daniel Beirne is magnificently funny as a young Mackenzie King, who is determined to fulfill the political destiny that was prophesied by his dogmatic mother (played by Maddin regular Louis Negin). But when destiny appears to be deferred by a romantic rebuke and an unexpected rival, the zealous mama's boy has his spirit shattered. Profoundly depressed and driven to unconventional forms of sexual gratification with ladies' footwear, Mackenzie King finds both himself and his country at a crossroads - you know, the kind that culminates in the navigation of a perilous ice maze. Referring to that series of once-ubiquitous, government-sponsored television shorts that dramatized milestones in Canadian history, Rankin and company (which also includes a mustache-twirling Sean Cullen as a tyrannical Governor General) have brilliantly conjured a Heritage Minute from hell: a perverse, phantasmagorical parody of Canadian national identity, and the figures that inspired it. All that and an ejaculating cactus too.
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