THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Features
Director: Matthew Rankin 2020 90 Minutes Ages 18+
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Sat 03 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:45pm 90mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Tue 06 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 09:10pm 90mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Sun 11 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 03:45pm 90mins New Farm Six Cinemas

Matthew Rankin’s strikingly bonkers comedy about the fictionalised early years of former Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King is an absurdist blend of the worlds of Monty Python and Guy Maddin.

No history lessons are required to prepare for this wicked and wild take on one of Canada’s most esteemed political figures. Shooting on a mixture of Super 8 and 16mm, Rankin blends together animation and live action to create a colourful rendering of early twentieth-century electioneering. The aspirational Mackenzie King (Dan Beirne) must quash not only his political rivals but also his all-consuming shoe fetish, and the destructive Oedipal relationship he shares with his mother, to reach the highest office of the land. A brilliantly inventive comedy.

Australian Premiere

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 18+
Country:Canada
Language:English
Director:Matthew Rankin
Producer:Ménaïc Raoul, Gabrielle Tougas Fréchet
Cast:Dan Beirne, Sarianne Cormier, Catherine St-Laurent
Script:Matthew Rankin
Program strand:Features
Rights:Best Friend Forever