THE FORBIDDEN ROOM
released 11 december 12a | 119 minutes
After an opening lecture on bathing, maverick director Guy Maddin’s latest head trip dives into a maelstrom of giddy silent-era visions. The result unfurls like faded film stock’s wayward ghost, its florid images and cheeky intertitles mixing sinking submarines, banana vampires, sentient volcanoes… Follow the lava-like flow and slippery themes emerge, given feverish allure by delirious visuals and hysterical humour. Luxuriate in it like a steamy bath.
Blackpool was better than ever this year.