YFS Past Screenings & Events
Tales from the Gimli Hospital
This screening took place on
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 9:30pm
Free Screening at Shipyards Park!
While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told an important tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Einar the lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofrieder in a Gimli of old. Guy Maddin’s bizarre cult classic first film!
“Rich and startling! …rightly compared to everything from David
Lynch’s Eraserhead to the films of Jean Cocteau.” The Globe and Mail
- Directed by Guy Maddin
- 1988, Manitoba
- 68 minutes