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53rd NYFF. THE FORBIDDEN ROOM BY GUY MADDIN (ENG)

Tanner Tafel​ski

Now is the time for excess, for mania, for Guy Maddin has made a new film, The Forbidden Room. If you were skeptical before, The Forbidden Room erases any lingering doubts: Maddin is a hauntologist of old and lost films. Working with the “Bro Joes,” Evan (co-director) and Galen Johnson (production and sound designer), Maddin resurrects films, calling them forth, but what appears are mutants, bits and pieces of films chopped, sliced, diced and spliced back together. According to Maddin, about 17 fragments are jammed into The Forbidden Room.