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The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century

Canadian history meets surrealist absurdity in this bonkers re-imagining of the early years of former Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. 

Fuelled by his mother’s prophecy, young Mackenzie King, played by a maniacally ambitious Dan Beirne, is determined to fulfil his political destiny. But when a romantic distraction and a dashing rival enter the picture, cracks form in this mama’s boy’s spirit. He soon turns to hallucinogenic gratification as he struggles to become the leader Canada needs.

One part Guy Maddin and another part Monty Python, The Twentieth Century offers a ride no history lesson can prepare you for.

  • Country

    Canada

  • Runtime

    90 Mins

  • Director

    Matthew Rankin

  • Language

    English, French (English Subtitles)