Release date:October 7, 2015
Directors:Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson
Starring:Mathieu Amalric, Udo Kier, Charlotte Rampling, Gerladine Chapling, Roy Dupuis
If Canadian wunderkind Guy Maddin is Winnipeg's own living film legend, "The Forbidden Room" is his ultimate epic phantasmagoria. 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.