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Guy maddin's The Brand Upon the Brain: An Autobiography of my house

by Guy Maddin

Border Crossings, 2006, no. 96, pp. 56-63

In this article Maddin describes an inspiring dream. within his childhood home a reversal occurs that breaks with time and puts the entire family (dead and alive) together under one roof for one month. Maddins disceased father is permitted to stay for longer since he can be burried under the floor. Maddin also discribes drive by encounters with the now barely recignizable house. It is because the inspiration alone is unreliable and impermanant that Maddin attempts to document all memories of his home in a film. Maddin uses autobiography to become his house.

ITEM 2006.041 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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