TIFF is about to kick off, and it wouldn’t be TIFF without a new film from Guy Maddin. The Canadian filmmaker, the man behind “Twilight Of The Ice Nymphs,” “The Saddest Music In The World” and “My Winnipeg,” among many others, is one of the country’s great arthouse exports, a filmmaker whose work both celebrates and examines film history while delving into all kinds of different subjects.
Maddin’s latest is “The Forbidden Room,” and it’s heading to TIFF from Berlin and Sundance. To mark the occasion, Entertainment Weekly have debuted a new trailer for the film. Co-directed with his student Evan Johnson, the film is firmly in the phantasmagoric tradition of Maddin’s earlier work, with the usual silent cinema nods, a loose plot involving a submarine crew, and a starry cast featuring Mathieu Amalric, Geraldine Chaplin, Caroline Dhavernas, Charlotte Rampling, Ariane Labed and more.
Maddin’s not for everyone, but if you’re a fan like us, you should be expecting, per our review, “a nitrad-sodden soak in the delirium of the subconscious… a cinephile’s delight” of “demented genius.” Watch the trailer below, and you can check the film out at TIFF, at NYFF or on limited release October 7th.