Movies You Should See #4: Brand Upon the Brain directed by Guy Maddin
Guy Maddin is one of the most unique filmmakers I know of, and to be honest while I really like his style and creativity - I’m not sure I can say I enjoy his films. But I still watch them and love them. Maddin doesn’t make films like anyone I’ve ever seen.
I do believe that this film, which is silent by the way (and briefly toured the country with a live orchestra), was described as a fictional autobiography. Told roughly in “memories”, Maddin revisits his childhood home - a lighthouse on an island - where his family ran an orphanage and falls into memory after memory. Sometimes disturbing, sometimes incoherent this film is entirely unique and different than anything you’ve ever seen. Like it or hate it, you can’t see this film and not have an opinion on what you’ve just seen.