Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary
Director: Guy Maddin
Running time: 75 minsCanada
Production co: Vonnie Von Helmolt Film/Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Producers: Vonnie Von Helmolt, Leslie Oswald
Screenplay: Guy Maddin.
Based on a ballet by Mark Godden
Photography: Paul Suderman
Editor: deco dawson
Choreography: Mark Godden
Production designer: Deanne Rohde
Costume designer: Paul Daigle
Sound: Russ Dyck, Bruce Little
Music: Excerpts from Symphony #1 and Symphony #2 in C minor by Gustav Mahler Colour and B&W
Dracula: Zhang Wei-Qiang
Lucy: Tara Birtwhistle
Von Helsing: David Moroni, C.M.
Mina: CindyMarie Small
Jonathan: Johnny Wright
Arthur: Stephane Leonard
Jack: Matthew Johnson
Quincy: Keir Knight
Renfield: Brent Neale
Mrs Westernra: Stephanie Baallard
Festivals: Locarno, Vancouver, London 2002; Rotterdam 2003
“Giddily excessive and addictive… It might also be the most faithful screen version of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel – as well as filmmaker Guy Maddin’s best work to date.” — Mark Peranson.
“By turns voluptuous, whimsical and exceedingly strange… Dracula is a compelling expressionistic work. Its dancer-actors, especially Zhang Wei-Qiang’s Dracula, Tara Birtwhistle’s Lucy, CindyMarie Small’s Nina, and the Dr Van Helsing of David Moroni, C. M., emote in the grand nostril-flaring tradition of silent melodrama. Their leering grimaces of the unhinged, fantasy-besotted characters are as memorable as Mark Godden's elegantly sexy choreography.” — Stephen Holden, NY Times.
“A succulent treat.” — Deborah Young, Variety