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The Twentieth Century

Director(s)
Matthew Rankin
Country
(Quebec) Canada
Year
2019
Language
English and French with French subtitles
Duration
90 min

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On the cusp of the 20th century, a young William Lyon Mackenzie King negotiates the obstacles strewn in his path on the way to becoming prime minister of his beloved Canada. Then there’s the private life of the statesman, dominated by a rabid cross-dressing mother and torn romantically between a kindly Quebec nurse and a female British soldier with heroic ambitions. Not to mention some quirky little fetishes… After his acclaimed Mynarski Death Spiral (2014) and The Tesla World Light Project (2017), Winnipeg-born Montrealer Matthew Rankin concocts a first feature where warped patriotism is cloaked in irresistible dialogue and visuals. (Zoé Protat, FNC)

The Twentieth Century is an absorbing visual delight from start to finish. – NOW Toronto

The craziest biopic ever. – Slashfilm

9 nominations – IRIS prizes 2020
Best Canadian first feature film – TIFF 2019
8 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Motion Picture

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Director(s)
Matthew Rankin
Country
(Quebec) Canada
Year
2019
Language
English and French with French subtitles
Duration
90 min