The third feature from visionary Canadian auteur Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg
, Brand upon the Brain!
) takes place in a 19th-century mountain village where the wary residents must tread carefully and speak softly lest they cause an avalanche. Sexual frenzies teem in this world of repression, setting off incestuous love triangles with deadly consequences. Bathed in lurid tints that are more stunning than ever in Zeitgeist's new Hi-Def master, Careful
resembles a vintage melodrama from another planet that could only come from the singular mind of Guy Maddin. Zeitgeist continues its 20th anniversary celebration with this beautiful new "Remastered and Repressed" Edition of a cult classic.
- Brand-new master, created from a new Hi-Def transfer
- New feature audio commentary by Guy Maddin and screenwriter George Toles
- Waiting for Twilight
(1997, 60 mins): A vintage documentary by Noam Gonick on the early career of Maddin, narrated by Tom Waits
- Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity
(1995): Maddin's short film about the great French Symbolist painter
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
"Visually gorgeous... Laugh-out-loud funny from beginning to end." --J. Hoberman, The Village Voice