The Twentieth Century

Matthew Rankin

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Fiction, 2019, 90′

Matthew Rankin’s first feature film is a truly wonderful camp bizarrerie. Sets that call for German expressionism, 80’s television aesthetics and the influences of artists like Guy Maddin, John Waters or even the first works of Peter Jackson. The target: Canadian’s modes and history. This funny pseudo biopic imagines the first formative years of the former Prime Minister of the country, William King, the politician and the naïve boy.