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The Forbidden Room

Instrueret af Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson
Canada, 2015
Komedie, Drama, Mysterie
  • Engelsk
  • Ingen undertekster

Synopsis

A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.

Vores mening

Wild! Bonkers! Demented! But should we expect anything less from Guy Maddin? One of cinema’s great eccentrics, Maddin took his modern twists on film history to brilliant peaks of delirium in this highlight of 2015, which plays like a cinephile’s acid trip. Read our interview with the filmmakers.

The Forbidden Room Instrueret af Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson

Priser & festivaler

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | 2 nomineringer inklusiv: Best Director

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2015 | Vinder: Special Citation

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2016 | Kandidat: British/Irish Actress of the Year

Whereas Cemetery of Splendour moves at a slow, fittingly oneiric pace, Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room wildly careens from one episodic fragment of its re-imagined film history to another. Co-directed with one of Maddin’s former students, Evan Johnson, The Forbidden Room was one of the most unique, lively, and experimental titles screened at the AFF.
December 16, 2015
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As always in Maddin films, the presiding spirit is camp and crypto-gay, a colouring underlined by the presence of such actors as Udo Kier. The storylines, however, emphasise loss, bereavement, amnesia and injury, echoing the fate of the original lost films themselves. The melodramatic fragments here have little or no emotional kick, but the film as a whole delivers a febrile melancholia with gusto.
December 10, 2015
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It’s very much the kind of mind-melting opus we’ve come to expect from Canadian director Guy Maddin, whose collaboration with Evan Johnson here deserves recognition as one of the most extravagantly bizarre films ever made.
December 10, 2015
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