A completely hand-made historical micro-epic about the final minutes in the life of Winnipeg’s doomed Second World War hero, Andrew Mynarski (1916-1944). Composed of 21,000 hand-painted 35mm frames, Mynarski Death Plummet combines aviation agitprop with abstract animation to create a psychedelic photo-chemical war picture on the theme of self-sacrifice, infinity and jellyfish.
Director: Matthew Rankin
Script: Mr Rankin
Cast: Alek Rzeszowski, Robert Vilar, Annie St-Pierre, Eve Majzels & Louis Negin
DOP: Julien Fontaine
Art direction: Louisa Schabas
Editing: Matthew Rankin and Elisabeth Olga Tremblay
Sound: Patrice LeBlanc
Original music: Patrick Keenan
Producers: Mr. Rankin and Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette
Matthew Rankin was born in Winnipeg and educated at McGill and Université Laval. He is the director of some 30 short films and one feature which have been presented at Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, Annecy International Animation Festival, the Berlinale, Cannes Critics Week and on the Criterion Channel. His debut feature, The Twentieth Century (2019) was award the Best Canadian First Feature prize at TIFF and the FIPRESCI Prize of the International Film Critics at the Berlinale.