Far from the black and white with airs of the silent film era that Guy Maddin has us accustomed to, Keyhole evokes another noir, the one of suspense cinema. Although he doesn’t give up the oneiric overtones that pervade each and every one of his movies. Ulysses returns home after a long absence. With him, arrive a drowned girl and a strange man. Ulysses’ gang has been maintaining the business. When he arrives, he must reencounter his wife. Maddin evokes Homer’s Odyssey, but in a categorically domestic tone, with aesthetics bordering on dreamlike and a Isabella Rossellini definitively converted into the filmmaker’s muse.
Winnipeg, Canada, 1956. A Sitges regular, he debuted in 1988 with Tales from the Gimli Hospital. Followed by, among others: Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (best motion picture at Sitges 2002), Brand Upon the Brain! (2006) and My Winnipeg (2007).
Edition: 2012 Section: Noves Visions - Ficció Original language: