Strap yourself in for something strange, boys and girls, for Canada's favorite cinematic madman Guy Maddin is back with The Forbidden Room
. Maddin's latest - codirected with Evan Johnson - is about to premiere at Sundance before heading on to Berlin and the powers that be have just released five teasers for the picture along with a trio of animated posters! If you're already familiar with Maddin's work you should have at least a little bit of a sense of what you're about to get into, but for those who have not come across him before ... well, he's something special ...
Honoring classic cinema while electrocuting it with energy, this Russian nesting doll of a film begins (after a prologue on how to take a bath) with the crew of a doomed submarine chewing flapjacks in a desperate attempt to breathe the oxygen within. Suddenly, impossibly, a lost woodsman wanders into their company and tells his tale of escaping from a fearsome clan of cave dwellers. From here, Maddin and co-director Evan Johnson take us high into the air, around the world, and into dreamscapes, spinning tales of amnesia, captivity, deception and murder, skeleton women and vampire bananas. Playing like some glorious meeting between Italo Calvino, Sergei Eisenstein and a perverted six year-old child, THE FORBIDDEN ROOM is Maddin's grand ode to lost cinema. Created with the help of master poet John Ashberry, the film features Mathieu Amalric, Udo Kier, Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine Chaplin, Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey, Louis Negin, Maria de Medeiros, Jacques Nolot, Adèle Haenel, Amira Casar & Elina Löwensohn as a cavalcade of misfits, thieves and lovers, all joined in the joyful delirium of the kaleidoscopic viewing experience.
We've got the five teasers below, each one below one of the previous released five stills from the film. Click through the gallery to view all five and then find the new posters following after that. Enjoy!
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