Previously at the ICA - Films

Guy Maddin, The Saddest Music in the World, 2003

Members' Screening: The Saddest Music in the World

20 Dec 2015

"Like most great musicals, though, this one slides, with breathtaking ease, from silliness to pathos and freely mixes exquisiteness and absurdity." New York Times

"If you're sad and you like beer, I'm your lady" purrs Isabella Rossellini as Lady Port Huntley, the Depression-era Winnipeg beer baron who stages a contest to find the saddest music in the world. Meanwhile, the Kent family become entangled in fierce competition for this greatest of prizes.

Adapting an original screenplay by author Kazuo Ishiguro with George Toles, director Guy Maddin blends the absurd and the poignant to create a film that is at once moving and hilarious.

The Saddest Music in the World, dir. Guy Maddin, Canada 2003, 99 mins.

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