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The Heart of the World (2000)

Canada 6m, silent (B&W)
Director: Guy Maddin; Cast: Leslie Bais, Caelum Vatnsdal, Shaun Balbar

The Heart of the World is a brilliantly conceived and executed homage to silent film which encapsulates much of that era’s most memorable imagery in a mere six minutes. Perfectly set to Georgy Sviridov’s frantically-paced score from Time Forward! (1967), this magnificent short is the surreal tale of Anna, a young and beautiful scientist who studies the earth’s core, only to realize that at its heart, it is dying. In choosing a rich industrialist over two unusual brothers – Osip an actor playing Christ in the Passion Play, and his brother Nikolai, an enthusiastic mortician – Anna is eventually moved to strangle capitalism and replace the dying heart of the world with her own (Klaus Ming November 2010).

One comment on “The Heart of the World (2000)

  1. Klaus
    11/27/2016

    My favourite short film – should be on the 1001 list.

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