Cowards Bend The Knee - 2003 - 6/10
Hold tight, pilgrim.
After Guy leads the hockey team to a win, his girlfriends informs him she is pregnant.
He immediately takes her to the beauty salon.
Well, it’s a beauty shop by day. By night, it is a brothel. And in the rear is an abortion room.
While the girlfriend suffers a hideous procedure, Guy catches the eye of the brothel madam’s daughter, Meta.
And Meta, man, she is something else. This becomes her tale of obsession, as Guy is a classic fool.
Silent film, in and out of focus, repeated sequences, fragmented music score.
There is a narrative, though this leans heavily toward experimental cinema.
Challenging Guy Maddin film, aimed at hardcore arthouse cineastes.