The Green Fog

The Green Fog
Director: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson

Canada, USA, 2017, mystery, 63 mins., English with Lithuanian subtitles, N-13

„Whether or not you’ve seen Vertigo, Hitchcock’s internecine engagement with the male gaze, we want you to get lost in the mysteries and delights we found in making our own adaptation. Our medium is footage repurposed from movies and television shot or set exclusively in San Francisco. Our version, shaped for our own pleasure out of newly defamiliarized material, is more a Vertigo “shape” that somewhat rhymes with, occasionally reconfigures, and sometimes flips like a fried egg the savagery and victimhood of the annihilating original. Sit back and let the emulsions, pixels and taxidermy dust wash over your eyeballs!“ -

About the directors

Guy Maddin is an installation & internet artist, lecturer at Harvard, author and filmmaker, the director or co-director of twelve feature-length movies, including The Forbidden Room (2015), My Winnipeg (2007), The Saddest Music in the World (2003). He has also mounted around the world over seventy performances of his films featuring live elements – orchestra, sound effects, singing and narration. Since 2011 Maddin has collaborated with Galen Johnson and Evan Johnson under the banner of Development Ltd., their Winnipeg-based filmmaking collective.

Maddin is a member of The Order of Canada & Order of Manitoba.

Section: Wide Angle

Music: Jacob Garchik

Producer: Evan Johnson, Guy Maddin