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Tales from the Gimli Hospital (Redux) at Speed Cinema

March 10, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

New 4K Restoration

Tales from the Gimli Hospital (Redux)
Directed by Guy Maddin


$12 | $8 Speed members

“Gorgeously crisp, the sound perfection, with a long-lost scene of the 1988 cult classic about blistering lust and seething envy on Lake Winnipeg.”—Anne Brodie, What She Said

A brand new 4K remastering of Tales from The Gimli Hospital, Guy Maddin’s highly acclaimed first feature film was released in 1988 and is now regarded as one of the true cult hits on the midnight movie circuit.

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.” 

Maddin employs tricks and techniques usually associated with early silent or sound films including irises, multiple superimposed images, and chiaroscuro. This gripping tale highlights the surreal absurdity of old filmmaking and storytelling conventions. 1988/2022, Canada, 4K DCP, 63 minutes. Recommended for 16+.


March 10, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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