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The Forbidden Room

Dir: Guy Maddin/Evan Johnson, Canada, 2015, 120 mins, 12A

Tue 5 January 2016 // 20:00 *
Wed 6 January 2016 // 20:00

Tickets: £5 / £4 / £3 (TTT)

From Canadian screenwriter, director, author, and cinematographer Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music in all the World) and co-director Evan Johnson comes the weird and wonderful cinematic spectacular of The Forbidden Room. 

It evolved from an interactive artistic 'seances' project, in which Maddin as the director/medium channelled the spirits of silent films lost to the archives. The result is a series of improvised live ‘happenings’ that wind their way through progressive ideas on life and love and feature participants including Udo Kier, Charlotte Rampling, Mathieu Amalric and Ariane Labed alongside an idiosyncratic cast of groups and characters including a submarine crew, a pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon and a battalion of child soldiers, Eschewing a traditional linear narrative for a feast of epic, phantasmagorical imagery, The Forbidden Room is an unforgettable celebration of cinema and filmmaking curated by a modern master.

"a bizarre, mesmerising mash-up" ★★★★ Time Out

"the bigger the screen, the better, seriously" ★★★★★ Telegraph

"a magnificent morphing hauntology of missing movies" ★★★★★ The Arts Desk