Lisa Schwarzbaum
May 14, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Saddest Music in the World

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
99 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/30/04
performer
Maria De Medeiros, Mark McKinney, Isabella Rossellini, David Fox, Brent Neale
director
Guy Maddin
author
Kazuo Ishiguro
genre
Comedy, musical

We gave it an A-

An obsessive love of old movies fills the exquisite black-and-white imagery in each frame of Guy Maddin’s eye-popping, sad, mad melodrama, set in Depression-era Winnipeg and starring Isabella Rossellini as a legless beer baroness.

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