Guy Maddin makes weird films. This isn’t a complaint; it’s a compliment of the highest order. In a world where studios are making only the safest of choices on a daily basis, weird, experimental film is always some of the most important films around. _The Green Fog_ is no exception: it re-imagines Hitchcock’s Vertigo using clips from other films (new and old) and television from the 70s and 80s –all also shot in San Francisco–, and only one single shot from the film itself.
It’s something else, and the fact that Kronos Quartet were there to play the original score live made it truly a once in a lifetime experience.Continue reading “VIFF Review: ‘The Green Fog’ with Kronos Quartet playing live was something else.”