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My Winnipeg (2007) is a feature film directed by Guy Maddin. Starring Ann Savage, the film is a surrealist-inflected pseudo-documentary about Winnipeg, Maddin's home town. Blending legend, history, and a biting critique of the city's treatment of its architectural past with fantasy and more personal matters, the film explores issues of local attachment, culminating in an explanation of why Maddin continues to live in the city of his birth.

Critical reception

The film received highly positive reviews from critics. As of July 4, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 97% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 58 reviews — with the consensus that the film "is a charmingly irreverent 'docu-fantasy' from the unpredictable mind of Guy Maddin." Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 84 out of 100, based on 20 reviews — indicating "universal acclaim." Also Roger Ebert gave the film a perfect 4/4 star rating.




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