THE FORBIDDEN ROOM, a film by Guy Maddin

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 @ 8 PM at Tilley Hall

We just have too much narrative in our heads, so much we feel our brains are going to explode.

Guy Maddin’s THE FORBIDDEN ROOM hits the big screen in Fredericton for one night only.

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.


Film screening is presented by Connexion ARC in partnership with the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-op, UNB Department of English and Media Arts & Cultures @ UNB.

Skip to content