The Forbidden Room

119 mins
7.6 / 10 (702)


A woodsman inexplicably appears aboard a submarine, trapped underwater for months, carrying mysterious cargo. As the terrified crew make their way through the corridors of the doomed vessel, they voyage into the origins of their darkest fears. A world inspired by lost films from the silent era.

MUBI's take

One of cinema’s great eccentrics, Guy Maddin takes the relics of film history to peaks of delirium in The Forbidden Room, co-directed with Evan Johnson. Bizarre cinematic dreamscapes unfurl before our eyes, as interwoven stories jostle up against each other, playing out like a cinephile’s acid trip.

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