The Forbidden Room
Director: Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson
Writer: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson
Cast: Roy Dupuis, Geraldine Chaplin, Clara Furey, Louis Negin, Caroline Dhavernas, Udo Kier, Charlotte Rampling, Mathieu Amalric, Karine Vanasse, Amira Casar, Karine Vanasse, Jacques Nolot
Theatrical Release Date: October 7, 2015
Festivals: Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, New York Film Festival
As potbellied, satin robe-clad Marv opens The Forbidden Room, he instructs us on the history and significance of bathing. One might never guess what’s in store from Canadian auteur’s Guy Maddin’s ode to the lost movies of the silent era, honoring classic cinema while electrocuting it with energy. Bursting with playful cacophony, Maddin’s opus takes us high into the air, under the sea, around the world, and into dreamscapes, spinning tales of amnesia, captivity, deception, and murder.