The Twentieth Century (Blu-ray)

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Format:  Blu-ray
item number:  7H7YV
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: May 18, 2021
  • Originally Released: 2019
  • Label: Oscilloscope
  • Note: Feature-length Audio Commentary Director Matthew Rankin and star Dan Beirne
    • Video Conversations Matthew Rankin and film writer Kier-La Janisse
    • Mynarski Death Plummet (2014) and Tabula Rasa (2011) Early Short Films by Matthew Rankin
    • Docking (2019) a short film by Trevor Anderson
    • Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh95%

Total Count: 55
[I]n Matthew Rankin’s captivatingly surreal debut feature, THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, the less admirable and frequently glossed-over aspects of Canadian identity are lampooned with dazzling ingenuity.
Nov 20, 2020
Rating: B -- Mattew Rankin's gloriously bizarre debut feature is the reductio ad absurdum of biopics that privilege the ineffable spirit of their subject over matters of historical fact Full Review
The Lens
Dec 8, 2020
With an endlessly absurd plot and consistently brilliant production design, this is the anti-biopic to beat for the winter season. Full Review
Feb 8, 2021
With hallucinatory visuals and deadpan comic timing, Rankin turns history into a fevered Freudian national dream. Full Review
Winnipeg Free Press
Jan 8, 2021
Rating: 2.5/4 -- "The Twentieth Century" lacks the demented, all-encompassing artistic vision of a Maddin movie... but it's a welcome diversion and Rankin's send-up of Great White North Great-Man pieties is at times inexplicably hilarious. Full Review
Boston Globe
Nov 25, 2020
Rating: 3/5 -- Finally, the film dissolves in silliness and whimsy, but not before it's given us some surreal spectacle. Full Review
Feb 8, 2021
Rating: 3/5 -- It ends up being a smashingly good and goofball history of the non-world of Canadian history and flim-flammery, deeply committed to its own colonial crazy. Full Review
Austin Chronicle
Dec 1, 2020

Product Description:

Prior to rising through Canada's political ranks to the office of Prime Minister, a young and frenetic William Lyon Mackenzie King (Dan Beirne) considers his future after his unusual mother (Louis Negin) offers him a prophecy. As Canada faces an uncertain future and armed with his mother's words, King embarks on an unconventional quest in politics, striving to dismantle more outdated attitudes that he believes hinder the progress of his nation. Written and directed by Matthew Rankin. Co-starring Catherine St-Laurent and Brent Skagford.



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  • Sales Rank: 46,465
  • UPC: 850010804323
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