Film

Careful

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(Guy Maddin, 1992).
Guy Maddin provides the bluntest possible explication of civilization and its discontents—as well as a luridly pastel parody of the celebrations of adolescent purity in snowy landscapes that constituted a distinct genre in Weimar cinema. An ersatz early talkie, set in an avalanche- and incest-prone Alpine village, Careful is enlivened by a sharp sense of the disgusting and colorized with a palette as delicate as it is phony. This comedy of repression is laugh out loud funny from beginning to end, although there may be no audience on earth that will chortle in unison.

Thu., June 26, 6 p.m.; Mon., June 30, 8:30 p.m., 2008

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