Guy Maddin Debuts Bizzare Trailer For ‘The Forbidden Room’ | Film Trailer
However you feel about idiosyncratic Canadian director Guy Maddin’s expansive oeuvre; you cannot deny the haunting effect of his singularly surreal aesthetic. Maddin’s films appear as relics of early cinema; lost and eroded in the passing of time, only to resurface in the present; their meanings dissolving into abstraction.
Like many of Maddin’s previous films (My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music In The World), The Forbidden Room is a dirge to previous forms of cinema; with spiralling motifs and fragments of narrative, the trailer throws us into an unsettling world of violent stimuli and melodrama.
The official synopisis reads: “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“. The Forbidden Room stars Udo Kier, Charlotte Rampling, Mathieu Amalric, and was co-directed Evan Johnson. It will show first in the UK at the London Film Festival on October 9. Check out the trailer below.
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