Zeitgeist Films will release a brand new 4K remastering of Tales From The Gimli Hospital Redux by Guy Maddin, which had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The new 4K digital remaster was supervised by Guy Maddin using original printing elements provided by the TIFF Cinematheque Library and includes the replacement of a long lost scene.
Maddin’s highly acclaimed first feature, released in 1988, will now open on October 14 at the IFC Center for an exclusive week-long engagement. Maddin will be in-person at IFC Center for Q&As on Friday, October14 and Saturday, October 15. American Cinematheque in Los Feliz, Calif., will also screen the film on October16, 18 and 20 at 10:00 p.m. only.
Set during a smallpox epidemic in the village of Gimli, Manitoba near the turn of the century, Tales From The Gimli Hospital Redux is a dreamlike, elliptical film which explores the jealousy and madness instilled in two men who share a hospital room “in a Gimli we no longer know.”
Watch the trailer for Tales From The Gimli Hospital Redux.
Nancy Gerstman and Emily Russo, Co-Presidents of Zeitgeist Films, have been working with Guy Maddin since the beginning years of their company, starting with Archangel. “We think that Guy is one of the true geniuses we’ve met, as well as a wonderful human being. He’s very popular with our exhibitors and audiences will be thrilled when they see this magnificent restoration,” said Gerstman and Russo.