Berlinale: Press Screenings


The Green Fog

The prologue to The Green Fog shows a dial being turned from “Talk” to “Listen”. In a studio cinema, a man in handcuffs is held at gunpoint as he watches the images on the screen. A map can be seen, with a finger pointing to San Francisco. Reporters stand in front of a building, poised to deliver news by loudspeaker; the public wait in fear. The Golden Gate Bridge appears, bathed in green light; a storm rises, the steep streets of the city are entirely deserted.
The structure of this film by Guy Maddin, Galen Johnson and Evan Johnson pays homage to Hitchcock’s Vertigo: a dizzying assemblage of film and TV images both familiar and unknown, all from the Bay Area. From this trove of found material, they have created a cinematic fantasy that pulls the viewer in and never lets go.
The short film Accidence is hardly less rich in images, though they are spread across the screen in just one single shot. A murder has been committed on a balcony. But it is only one of the many balconies attached to a large apartment block. Strange things are transpiring of each of them on loop. As the eye attempts to take them all in, the murder soon seems entirely unimportant.

Guy Maddin
Evan Johnson
Galen Johnson

USA / Canada 2017


62 min · Black/White & Colour


Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
Jacob Garchik
Sound Design
John Gurdebeke
Evan Johnson, Guy Maddin


Guy Maddin

Born in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1956. He is an installation artist, screenwriter, cinematographer and filmmaker. Guy Maddin has also put on numerous live performance versions of his films around the world, featuring live music, sound effects, singing and narration.

Filmography (selection)

1988 Tales from the Gimli Hospital; 72 min. 1990 Archangel; 90 min. 1997 Twilight of the Ice Nymphs; 91 min. 2002 Dracula – Pages from a Virgin’s Diary; 73 min. 2003 The Saddest Music in the World; 100 min. 2006 Brand Upon the Brain!; 95 Min., Forum 2007 2007 My Winnipeg; 80 min., Forum 2008 2015 The Forbidden Room; 130 min., Forum 2015, co-directed by Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson

Born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1983. He studied Film and Philosophy and works as a writer and filmmaker.


2015 Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton; 30 min., Forum Expanded 2016, co-directed by Guy Maddin and Galen Johnson 2016 Seances; co-directed by Guy Maddin and Galen Johnson 2018 Accidence; co-directed by Guy Maddin and Galen Johnson

Galen Johnson

Born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1981. He earned a degree in Architecture before working as a designer and composer.


2015 Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton; 30 min., Forum Expanded 2016, co-directed by Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson 2017 The Green Fog; co-directed by Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson

Produced by

Evan Johnson
Winnipeg, Canada

Guy Maddin
Winnipeg, Canada

World sales

The Festival Agency
Paris, France
+33 9 54904863


Accidence; The Green Fog

  • Mon, Feb 19 21:00
    CinemaxX 6
    Press screening
  • Tue, Feb 20 21:30
    CineStar IMAX
    Festival screening
  • Wed, Feb 21 22:45
    Cubix 9
    Festival screening
  • Fri, Feb 23 11:00
    CineStar 8
    Festival screening
  • Sun, Feb 25 16:00
    Delphi Filmpalast
    Festival screening

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