The 20th Century

2019 • 89 minutes
3 reviews
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About this movie

On the cusp of the 20th century, a young William Lyon Mackenzie King negotiates the obstacles strewn in his path on the way to becoming prime minister of his beloved Canada. Then there’s the private life of the statesman, dominated by a rabid cross-dressing mother and torn romantically between a kindly Quebec nurse and a female British soldier with heroic ambitions. Not to mention some quirky little fetishes… After his acclaimed Mynarski Death Spiral (2014) and The Tesla World Light Project (2017), Winnipeg-born Montrealer Matthew Rankin concocts a first feature where warped patriotism is cloaked in irresistible dialogue and visuals.

Ratings and reviews

3 reviews
AJ S. (Sensorglitch)
August 16, 2021
It's an amusing movie if you don't try too hard to fiure out coherence.Just let weird stuff happen
Marjorie Collard
May 7, 2021
It's like witnessing Mackenzie King's fever dream