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Year
2000
Runtime
6 min.
Director
Guy Maddin
Genre
Short
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
2,787
Checks
2,173
Favs
208
Dislikes
33
Favs/checks
9.6% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. greenhorg's avatar

    greenhorg

    This is a better link
    http://youtu.be/1swHMvMlg_g

    Cliff notes:
    Anna is a Soviet scientist who studies the earth's core (which you may recall from science class is a giant beating heart). Two cool guys are in love with her but she is hypnotized into falling for an evil tycoon, which sucks so hard that it gives the earth a (slightly premature) heart attack. Earthquakes and zombie Armageddon commence. However when the tycoon kisses Anna, she awakens from his magic spell and strangles him to death. Then she slides down a chute into the center of the earth and saves mankind by offering herself as the new Heart of the World.

    This is a short homage to cinema as an art form for a film festival. The implication of the fanciful ending is that cinema (Kino!) can always save the day by writing its own rules, which gives it much awesome potential.

    Don't take it too seriously. Maddin doesn't. His films are both comedy and poetry; they are fun and interesting.
    8 years 5 months ago
  2. John Milton's avatar

    John Milton

    If you're familiar with the german and russian films of the twenties, this is a really great short, I was absolutely fascinated. Great achievement! 7 years 9 months ago
  3. Ivan0716's avatar

    Ivan0716

    I don't normally put shorts on my favourite list but this is too good to leave out! 10 years 1 month ago
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In 4 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #33 in TIFF's Top Canadian Films
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  2. This movie ranks #141 in TSPDT's Brief Encounters
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    141
  3. This movie ranks #411 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  4. This movie ranks #978 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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