Fri 8 - Wed 20 Jan

The Forbidden Room

Cert. 12A

New Releases

119 mins

in English

Canada | 2015 | col | dir. Guy Maddin, with Roy Dupuy, Clara Furey, Louis Negin, Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Rampling

Partly shot at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Forbidden Room is Guy Maddin’s ultimate epic phantasmagoria. Honouring classic cinema while electrocuting it with energy, this Russian nesting doll of a film begins with the crew of a doomed submarine chewing flapjacks in a desperate attempt to breathe the oxygen within. A grand ode to lost cinema, created with the help of master poet John Ashbery and featuring a cavalcade of worldwide first class actors.

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