If you are not familiar with Guy Maddin, you are in for an especially surprising and unique experience. Inspired in look and theme by the silent “Mountain Films” of Leni Riefenstahl, Careful tells the tale of an alpine village called Tolzbad where everyone must whisper to prevent an avalanche.
Hyper stylized and dream like, each frame is intriguing and stimulating. As a word of warning, Careful is also strangely distant emotionally and has a very lulling score, I have seen this lead to drowsiness if you are watching too late at night (and your dreams are bound to be wild the with story lines of incest, repression and fear that permeate this movie). Take a look at this uncomparable masterpiece yourself.