The Forbidden Room

The Forbidden Room
  • 2015
  • France
  • 2h 10min
  • Directed by: Guy Maddin
  • Cast: Geraldine Chaplin, Mathieu Amalric, Roy Dupuis, Maria de Medeiros

Fluid and delirious sort-of-anthology film in which story springs from story, including a bunch of trapped submariners, a man (Kier) who'll do anything to curb his desire to pinch women's bottoms, a lumberjack (Dupuis) who sets out to rescue a maiden (Furey) and much more. Archaic and innovative, silly and searing, it's like nothing else.

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The Forbidden Room

8 Oct 20155 stars

LFF 2015: More magnificent madness from Canada's Guy Maddin

Poisonous leotards and frightening flapjacks are just a taste of the magnificent madness on display in Guy Maddin's The Forbidden Room. A swirling, mutating apparition conjured from a crazed mind, this fluid and delirious film showcases a wealth of…

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