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Director Guy Maddin, Comedy/Horror, Not Rated, Canada, English, 1991, 90 min.
Lt. John Boles (Kyle McCulloch), a British soldier fighting in World War I, is trapped in the icy Russian town of Archangel. When Boles meets a local couple named Veronkha (Kathy Marykuca) and Philbin (Ari Cohen), he falls for Veronkha because she seems to be his late wife’s doppelganger. What follows is a twisted love triangle, as Philbin — an amnesiac — forgets that he is married to Veronkha, while Boles begins to think that Veronkha is his dead wife.
Canadian avant-garde fabulist with a unique transcendent vision. “Arcangel” is a film like no other. The Seattle Times said, ‘ Archangel,” defying every contemporary cinema convention as it does, won’t be to everyone’s taste. But for those interested in the wilder possibilities of what film can do, it’s an absolute must.”
Newly restored in luminous B&W.
Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize