Mira's movie of the week 

maddin Winnipeg. 1933. Lady Port-huntly wants to sell more beer and what better way than an international competition to see which nation has the most depressing music? Will it be Serbia's Gavrillo the Great with his mournful cello and fake mustashe? Or America's slippery-haired Chester, who does sadness right, but with "sass and pizzazz"?

And of course what Maddin film would be the same without a child's dead heart preserved in a jar full of his father's tears, a pair of glass legs brimming with golden brew and humour dark enough to blot out the light of a 1000 watt bulb.

Quite brilliant if you ask me.

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