GUY MADDIN'S DRACULA DEBUTS
Having knocked out audiences at festivals, Guy Maddin?s DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN?S DIARY makes its U.S. commercial premiere at New York City?s Film Forum, running May 14-27. Using the black-and-white silent-film form and adapting a dance interpretation of Bram Stoker?s novel by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Maddin?s movie is a unique take on the vampire legend that combines serious sensuality with dark humor. Zhang Wei-Qiang stars as the Count and Tara Birtwhistle is Lucy; DRACULA marks the first feature in six years for Maddin, who is known for such surreal films as CAREFUL and TALES OF THE GIMLI HOSPITAL. You can read more about DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN?S DIARY in Fango #214.
Courtesy of Fangoria