Nothing can prepare the audience for a Guy Maddin film. His career, spanning over 30 years, has been influenced by a short period in world cinema of the late 1920s, in a time where silent film was progressing towards the talkies; where films enjoyed the aesthetics of the silent era, but began to incorporate sound. Maddin’s vast knowledge of art history and cinema has influenced his artistic choices and has allowed him to precisely outline a fantastic dominion. His characters’ madness and the bizarreness of his plots are parallel to Maddin’s obsession with that period. The result is an assortment of unique, surreal, polished works that incorporate dark humor, outlandish plots, spectacular cinematography, and witty dialogue.