UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater
The Forbidden Room2015. Canada. 120 min.
Director: Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson Featuring: Mathier Amalric, Udo Kier, Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine Chaplin, Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey
The Forbidden Room is Canadian auteur Guy Maddin’s epic phantasmagoria. Paying homage to the films and visionary directors of the silent era, the film explodes with narrative and energy. Beginning with the crew of a doomed submarine, the story soon spirals outward into fantastical and enigmatic plotlines, going high into the air, around the world, and into dreamscapes. With the help of codirector Evan Johnson, Maddin combines whimsy with delirium to create a kaleidoscopic viewing experience.