The Twentieth Century

Director Matthew Rankin
Year 2019
Run Time 90min
Genre Comedy, Drama
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

Director

Matthew Rankin

Writer

Matthew Rankin

Cast

Catherine St-Laurent, Dan Beirne, Sarianne Cormier

Producers

Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette, Ménaïc Raoul

Genres

Comedy, Drama

Interests

Biography, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language

English

Language Version

EN CC