Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

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Time Out says

Commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Company to film Mark Godden's Royal Winnipeg Ballet production of Stoker's classic novel, Maddin has created an extraordinary poetic artifice, a neo-'silent' video movie that's theatrical, Expressionist and utterly cinematic. Quick-cut to the Mahler score, the camera conducts its own graceful, sensual dance of death and desire, resurrecting such archaic tropes as colour tints and the iris-out to stunning effect. With Zhang Wei-Qiang as Dracula, it announces itself as a 'troubled dream of Immigrants! Others from other lands!', and the push-pull of the exotic animates its aesthetic singularity. By the end, you'll wonder why all films aren't made this way.
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Release details

UK release:

2002

Duration:

75 mins

Cast and crew

Screenwriter:

Guy Maddin

Producer:

Vonnie Von Helmolt

Cast:

David Moroni, Zhang Wei-Qiang, CindyMarie Small, Johnny Wright, Tara Birtwhistle

Cinematography:

Paul Suderman

Production Designer:

Deanne Rohde, Guy Maddin

Music:

Gustav Mahler

Director:

Guy Maddin

Editor:

Deco Dawson

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