Mynarski Death Plummet
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    Mynarski Death Plummet

    Mynarski chute mortelle

    Directed by

    Canada

    2015

    8 min

    • No dialogue

    Animation, Short

    Toronto IFF - Short Cuts CanadaSundance FFHamburg ISFFFestival du Nouveau Cinéma MontréalVancouver IFF

    An epic film-poem about the final minutes in the life of Winnipeg's doomed Second World War hero, Andrew Mynarski (1916-1944). Composed of 21,000 hand-painted 35 mm frames.

    Awards

    • Off-Limits Award - Annecy IAFF
    • Best Animation - Curtas Vila do Conde

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Alek Rzeszowski
    Robert Vilar
    Annie St-Pierre
    Louis Negin
    Eve Majzels
    Screenplay
    Matthew Rankin
    Cinematography
    Julien Fontaine
    Editing
    Matthew Rankin
    Music
    Patrick Keenan
    Production
    MATTHEW RANKIN, GABRIELLE TOUGAS-FRECHETTE
    Sales
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    Matthew Rankin

    Matthew Rankin

    Canada

    I try to court disaster as much as I can. With every film I make, I am trying to willfully relaunch the Hindenburg, knowing full well it might explode. This is an oblique strategy and it can be catastrophic, but I find my vocation to be energized by risk.

    Matthew Rankin is the director of multiple short films, three of which were selected at Sundance. His work is marked by the mixing of genres, the use of documentary and historical elements and a particular, lyrical aesthetic. His last short, THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT, selected for the 2017 Cannes Critics Week, is part-biopic of visionary inventor Nikola Tesla and part exuberant, yet perfectly mastered, visual experiment. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (2019) marks his feature film debut; it world-premiered in the Midnight Madness section of Toronto IFF.

    Selected Filmography