The Twentieth Century

This delightfully insane look at the early political career of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King (Dan Beirne) is director Matthew Rankin’s first feature, but demonstrates a unique and fully formed vision. Far from being a traditional biopic, Rankin creates an alternate Canadian history that needs to be seen to be believed.

Winner of TIFF’s 2019 award for Best Canadian Feature, and nominated for 8 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Picture.

“An exuberant feat of visual design, it’s meticulously weird and full of rambunctious humor.” 

– Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times


(2019) Director: Matthew Rankin. Screenwriter: Matthew Rankin. Starring: Dan Beirne, Sarianne Cormier, Catherine St-Laurent. 90 min 14A. English.