Archive of films Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton / Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton
In their new picture, a trio of directors exploit their experiences from making behind-the-scenes videos. This psychedelic essay, originally intended as a straight documentary about the shooting of a war picture, combines the original video footage and the filmmakers’ own wildly staged visions to become a rather provocative brew; the result is an engrossing discussion on Hollywood’s depiction of war. Further, it functions as a general consideration of war’s perception and consumption with respect to Western civilization.
The inimitable Canadian director has once again dusted off the camera and, with the assistance of the friends who helped him realize his vision for The Forbidden Room (2015), turned out an anarchistically splintered and ever-shifting psychedelic essay, originally intended as a straight documentary from the making of the war film Hyena Road in Jordan. Instead, this provocative mix of footage from the shoot and their own wildly staged ideas becomes an engaging discussion on the portrayal of war in Hollywood, as well as a general consideration of war conflicts, their perception and consumption in terms of Western civilization.
About the director
Guy Maddin (b. 1956, Winnipeg, Canada) is a leading Canadian filmmaker, the creator of the “ballet horror film” Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002) and several other films screened at KVIFF: e.g. The Saddest Music in the World (2003), My Winnipeg (2007). Co-directors Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson likewise cooperated on The Forbidden Room (2015), which was also seen by Karlovy Vary audiences.