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The Saddest Music in the World

Based on an original screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro, Isabella Rossellini stars as a beer baroness who, at the height of the Great Depression, sponsors a contest to find the world’s saddest tune. A darkly comic tale that is part musical melodrama, part tongue-in-cheek social satire and part phantasmagoria, it brought Canadian auteur Guy Maddin’s cinema to a wider audience.