Monday, August 26, 2013


Do you have any idea what is going on in this trailer for Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari? Yeah, we don't either and we wouldn't have it any other way. Director Alexey Fedorchenko crafts a fantastical world rich in pagan folklore, fertility, and female sexuality in the 23 vignettes that make up this surreal film. When it screened at the Rome Film Festival last winter, The Hollywood Reporter said, "Picture Beasts of the Southern Wild in the snowcapped Urals, with two-dozen female characters whose names all start with the letter "O," and with enough bugged out sexcapades to earn a slot on John Waters’ DVD shelf, and you’ll get a brief idea of what’s in store." The review went on to say that the outrageous sex scenes may be enough to elevate the film to cult status. If we weren't excited enough before, we are now. Here's the poster, as if you needed more convincing:

Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari will be playing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Vanguard Programme. You can find out more information about the film on the Festival website. Screening times are below:

  • Wed Sept 11, TIFF Bell Lightbox 4, 7:00PM
  • Thurs Sept 12, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2, 9:15PM
  • Sat Sept 14, Scotialbank 8, 9:30AM

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