37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Forbidden Room

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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.


Sunday, November 8


9:15 PM


UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater

Film Info

Director: Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson

Runtime: 120 min.

Genre: International

Year: 2015

Country: Canada

Featuring: Mathier Amalric, Udo Kier, Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine Chaplin, Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey