Thoughts from Mr. Guy Maddin

Guy Maddin, a filmmaker held in the highest esteem by us at The Poisoner for a million different reasons, was kind enough to sit down with our film recently and offer his impressions.  It’s an honor to share them here:

“The Poisoner creates within its gorgeous atmospheres a fascinating tension between the richly detailed and the starkly minimal, between the organically subterranean and the formally — and lustrously! — illumined, somehow, impossibly, presenting itself as all opposites at once. Hefner’s frames constantly surprise and refresh the eye, readying it for what feels might be hypnosis. The Daniel Knox score too plays some occult role in this alchemy — who knows how it all works, but the movie is a thing of great beauty.”

- Guy Maddin, 2014