Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

Film, Horror

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.


Release details

75 mins

Cast and crew

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