Keyhole




**Keyhole Feature Film: Pixie Gold Award Winner in Motion Graphics**

**Keyhole Official Trailer: Pixie Gold Award Winner in Motion Graphics**







" 3 STARS. A MOVIE LIKE KEYHOLE PLAYS LIKE A FEVER DREAM USING THE ELEMENTS OF FILM NOIR BUT RESTLESSLY REARRANGING THEM IN AN ATTEMPT TO FORCE SENSE OUT OF THEM. YOU HAVE THE ELEMENTS LINED UP AGAINST A WALL, AND IN SOME MERCURIAL WAY, THEY SLIP FREE AND ATTACK YOU FROM BEHIND."
- ROGER EBERT

" KEYHOLE MAY ALSO BE A PERFECT GATEWAY INTO THE BIZARRE AND FERTILE WORLD OF A UNIQUE FILM ARTIST. "
- THE NEW YORK TIMES

" 4 STARS. IT'S A STORY ABOUT STORIES, A DREAM ABOUT DREAMS AND A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIES, THE KIND THAT REWARDS REPET VIEWINGS."
- MOVIES.COM

" KEYHOLE IS A DELICIOUSLY DISTURBING DREAMSCAPE FOR AUDIENCES WHO WANT TO FOLLOW ONE OF TODAY'S MOST FASCINATING FILM ARTISTS ON ANOTHER WILD RIDE."
- THE WRAP

" KEYHOLE PROVES THAT THE DIRECTOR IS AS SPELLBINDING IN PIXELS AS IN CELLUOID."
- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

" FANTASTIC VOYAGES... GUY MADDIN'S KEYHOLE"
- THE NEW YORKER

" 'I FEEL CHARGED!" SAYS THE MAN IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR. A GREAT GUY MADDIN FILM WILL DO THAT TO YOU - AND MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS ONE OF HIS GREAT ONES. MADDIN'S MAD MÉLANGE OF MELODRAMATIC GHOSTS AND MEDDLESOME MOBSTERS FRAMES A MEMORY TOUR LIKE NONE OTHER, EXPLODING TWO GENRES WITH ONE POWERFUL POP. JASON PATRIC IS HOMER-IFFIC AS ULYSSES, A CHARISMATIC GANGSTER WHOSE VIOLENT PERSONAL ODYSSEY RETURNS HIM TO HIS HAUNTED HOME, THEREIN TO CONFRONT THE RESTLESS SPIRITS AND ANIMATED BODIES WHO HAUNT HIM. "
- THE TORONTO STAR


" 3 1/2 STARS. SURREAL, SENSATIONAL AND WEIRD, THE FILM IS PURE MADDENINGLY, MAGIC MADDIN. WINNIPEG'S GUY MADDIN REMAINS THE MOST INNOVATIVE, MADDENINGLY, MAGIC MADDIN. WINNIPEG'S GUY MADDIN REMAINS THE MOST INNOVATIVE, HIGH-RISK GAMBLER IN CANADIAN CINEMA. "
- TORONTO SUN


" KEYHOLE IS STUNNING TO LOOK AT. THE ACT OF COLLAGE ATTAINS A KIND OF LUCID LUNACY, AND THE REFERENCES IN COMBINATION BECOME SOMETHING NEW: HANDMADE, LOGIC-DEFYING, AND MAGICAL."
- THE VILLAGE VOICE


" AT TIMES AS CREEPY AS THE SHINING."
- GAVIN SMITH, FILM COMMENT

"4 OUT OF 5. BREATHTAKING... A THOROUGHLY UNIQUE WORK THAT DEMANDS ATTENTION."
– SPECTRUM CULTURE

"3 STARS. IT'S STILL UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE IN FILMS TODAY."
- THE SEATTLE TIMES

" THE LATEST FILM FROM CANADIAN TREASURE GUY MADDIN IS A HANDMADE MASTERPIECE."
- CBS, MINNESOTA

" DEMONSTRATING ONCE AGAIN THE POWER OF HIS RECOMBINANT MOVIE MAGIC"
- CHICAGO READER

" 3 STARS. THIS IS MADDIN'S FIRST ENTIRELY DIGITAL EATURE, AND IT POSITIVELY GLISTENS "
- TIMEOUT NEW YORK


" CREEPILY HYPNOTIC, BEAUTIFULLY ABSTRACT, AND IMPECCABLY CRAFTED, KEYHOLE WEAVES'30S NOIR, HORROR, AND CLASSIC CINEMA INTO A
CONFECTION OF IMAGINATION. "
- EXAMINER.COM


"IT'S BEST TO SIT BACK AND LET THIS FILM JUST WASH OVER YOU... A MESMERIZING ID-SPILLING TOUR DOWN A RABBIT HOLE OF MEMORY AND LOSS THAT HAS THE POWER TO RESONATE WITH YOU IN INDESCRIBABLE WAYS LONG AFTER THE RIDE IS OVER."
- SLANT MAGAZINE


" 3 STARS."
- THE GLOBE AND MAIL


" EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT FROM A GUY MADDIN ENDEAVOUR IS INTACT, AND WHEN IT PEAKS, KEYHOLE IS A WILDLY UNIQUE AND ENTHRALLING AS HIS BEST WORK."
- EXCLAIM.CA


" GUY MADDIN TAKES THE STUFF OF WHICH OLD MOVIES ARE MADE AND USES THEM TO CREATE SINGULARLY CONTEMPORARY WORKS OF ART. "
- MOVIES.YAHOO.COM


" 4 STARS. YOUH HAVE TO GET LOST IN GUY MADDIN'S HOUSE, BECAUSE HE HAS MADE A GHOST OF A FILM - 'BUT A GHOSE ISN'T NOTHING.' "
- EYE FOR FILM


" A WHIRLING, DISORIENTING, PSYCHEDELIC ODYSSEY... BEAUTIFUL TO BEHOLD, THE FILM'S EMOTIONAL IMPACT HOVERS OVER EACH SCENE LIKE THE SPIRITS THAT INHABIT IT. "
- DAILY.GREENCINE.COM


" 3 SKULLS"
- FANGORIA


" THERE'S CERTAINLY AN AESTHETIC CONSISTENCY TO MADDIN'S SURREAL UNIVERSE, WHICH AS ALWAYS IS A SEDUCTIVE PLACE IN WHICH TO GET LOST."
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


" THE LATEST JOYFULLY BIZARRO NEO-ANTIQUITY FROM THE COBWEBBED ARCHIVAL VAULT OF GUY MADDIN'S MIND. "
- ARTINFO.COM


" KEYHOLE IS ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE LOOKING TO TAKE A FEW FEVER-TRIP ON A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT. IF YOU LIKE MADDIN'S WORK (AND YOU SHOULD) THEN YOU WILL LIKE KEYHOLE... THE CANADIAN AUTEUR MIGHT BE THE SINGLE MOST DISTINCTIVE VISUAL STYLIST WORKING IN FILM TODAY. "
- J.B. SPINS


"WOW. A BIZARRE COMBINATION OF DAVID LYNCH AND F.W. MURNAU. ONE HELL OF A TRIP!"
- MIKE GENCARELLI, MEDIAMIKES


"RARELY HAS THE DIRECTOR'S BRAND OF SURREALISM BEEN QUITE SO BEWITCHING, FUNNY OR EROTICALLY CHARGED."
- THE GRID


"EDITOR'S PICK"
- ALTSCREEN.COM


"A TRIUMPH... DIFFICULT TO RESIST"
- FANDOR


"FILMS YOU WILL WANT TO SEE AT SXSW"
- EFILMCRITIC.COM


"A RICHLY LAYERED GHOSTLY FUNHOUSE... AS DISTURBING AS IT IS HILARIOUS, AS SERIOUS AS IT IS ABSURD, SHOWING US WHAT SO FEW FILMMAKERS EVER REALLY DO - SOMETHING WE HAVE TRULY NEVER SEEN BEFORE."
– FROM THE FRONT ROW


"KEYHOLE OFFERS A JOLT TO THE IMAGINATION FEW FILMS ACHIEVE"
– THE BADGER HERALD


"A CREEPY WONDER"
– BUFFALO NEWS


"HAUNTING... ONE CANNOT DENY THE ARTISTRY OR THE BRILLIANCE OF ITS CREATOR FEARLESSLY ENGULFING US INSIDE HIS CONTEMPORARY MYTH."
– BUFFALO SPREE


"LOGIC-DEFYING, AND MAGICAL"
– MIAMI NEW TIMES


"KEYHOLE IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING TO LOOK AT."
– CULTURE MOB




Directed By: Guy Maddin


Written By: Guy Maddin and George Toles


Produced By: Jean Du Toit, Phyllis Laing, and Jody Shapiro

Starring: Starring: Jason Patric (Narc, Speed 2), Isabella Rossellini (Golden Globe and EMMY nominated; Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her), and Udo Kier (Blade, Shadow of the Vampire)




In a house haunted with memories, gangster and father Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) arrives home after a long absence tow-ing the body of a teenaged girl and a bound and gagged young man. His gang waits inside his house, having shot their way past police. There is friction in the ranks. Ulysses, however, is focused on one thing: journey-ing through the house, room by room, and reaching his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini) in her bedroom upstairs. The equilibrium of the house has been disturbed and his odyssey eventually becomes an emotional tour, as the ghostly nooks and crannies of the house reveal more about the mysterious Pick family.



cast of road to nowhere
Isabella Rossellini
Jason Patric
Udo Kier
Kevin McDonald
Tattiawna Jones
David Wontner
Photos from Road to Nowhere





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