The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century

A FILM BY: Matthew Rankin
WRITTEN BY: Matthew Rankin
STARRING: Daniel Beirne, Sarianne Cormier, Mikhail Ahooja

Toronto, 1899. Aspiring young politician Mackenzie King (Dan Beirne) dreams of becoming the Prime Minister of Canada. But his romantic vacillation between a British soldier and a French nurse, exacerbated by a fetishistic obsession, may well bring about his downfall. In his quest for power, King must gratify the expectations of his imperious Mother, the hawkish fantasies of a war-mongering Governor-General, and the utopian idealism of a Québécois mystic before facing one, final test of leadership. Culminating in an epic battle between good and evil, King learns that disappointment may be the defining characteristic of the twentieth century!

“[A] combination of supreme creativity, jaw-dropping audacity and amusing tongue-in-cheek dialogue.” — Variety
“Feel[s] like both a throwback to an MGM weepie and a colorized acid trip through historic hell.” — The Hollywood Reporter

Technical Information

Production Year: 2019
Country of Origin: Canada
Language: English
Run Time: 90 mins
Format: Digital