The Forbidden Room
First screened in December 2015
Directors: Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson. Cast: Louis Negin, Clara Furey, Roy Dupuis, Udo Kier, Gregory Hlady, Noel Burton, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Kyle Gatehouse, Neil Napier, Paul Ahmarani, Caroline Dhavernas, Éric Robidoux, Mathieu Amalric, Slimane Dazi, Andreas Apergis, Sophies Desmarais, Lewis Furey, Maria de Medeiros, Amira Casar, Karine Vanasse, Romano Orzari, Kent McQuaid, Alex Bisping, Andre Wilms, Christophe Paou, Geraldine Chaplin, Céline Bonnier, Charlotte Rampling, Ariane Labed, Jacques Nolot, Marie Brassard, Graham Ashmore, Adèle Haenel, Kim Morgan, Elina Löwensohn. Screenplay: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Robert Kotyk.

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VOR:   Even as the distressing of footage, acceleration of montage, and manipulation of color get more impressive, the Maddin Groove still feels fully familiar by now.

Photo © 2015 Kino Lorber/Phi/NFB/Buffalo Gal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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