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THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, on VOD platforms Dec. 11th

Matthew Rankin’s

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

If auteurs David Lynch and Guy Maddin teamed up for a truly unbelievable biopic, shooting it through the lens of German Expressionist cinema and pre-code Hollywood, the result would be the critically-renowned THE TWENTIETH CENTURY… 

Arriving on VOD platforms Friday, December 11th!

“[A] combination of supreme creativity, jaw-dropping audacity and amusing tongue-in-cheek dialogue.”— Alissa Simon, VARIETY 

“Feel[s] like both a throwback to an MGM weepie and a colorized acid trip through historic hell.”— Jordan Mintzer, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

“If you didn’t know the backstory, you’d never guess it’s even based on a true story, and if you do know the backstory, you might be furious at the liberal treatment of the subject. But THE TWENTIETH CENTURY being a biopic is merely the icing on the cake of Rankin’s incredible artistry, craft, and utterly bonkers comic and visual sensibility.”— Andrew Todd, SLASH FILM

Aspiring young politician Mackenzie King (Dan Beirne) dreams of becoming the Prime Minister of Canada. But his romantic vacillation between a British soldier and a French nurse, exacerbated by a fetishistic obsession, may well bring about his downfall. In his quest for power, King must gratify the expectations of his imperious Mother, the hawkish fantasies of a war-mongering Governor-General, and the utopian idealism of a Québécois mystic before facing one, final test of leadership. Culminating in an epic battle between good and evil, King learns that disappointment may be the defining characteristic of the twentieth century!

Winner of the Best Canadian First Feature Film Award at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Winner of Best Film at the 2019 Los Cabos International Film Festival

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival

Nominated for eight Canadian Screen Awards and Winner of three

Available on the following platforms December 11th:

  • Apple TV / iTunes
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Fandango Now
  • Google Play
  • Vudu
  • Xbox
  • AT&T / DirecTV
  • Cable VOD

Written, directed, and edited by MATTHEW RANKIN

Produced by GABRIELLE TOUGAS-FRÉCHETTE and MÉNAÏC RAOUL

Starring DANIEL BEIRNE, SARIANNE CORMIER, MIKHAÏL AHOOJA, CATHERINE ST-LAURENT, SEAN CULLEN, and TREVOR ANDERSON

Runtime: 90 Minutes

English Language

Color

Not Rated  

An Oscilloscope Laboratories Release

Starting On: December 11, 2020

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