Sundance: 'The Forbidden Room' Picked Up By Kino Lorber

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'The Forbidden Room'

Guy Maddin's latest ode to lost cinema had a world premiere in Park City and will open the Forum section in Berlin.

Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. rights to Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room after its Sundance bow, and prior to the ode to lost cinema opening the Forum sidebar in Berlin.

Kino Lorber plans a fall 2015 theatrical release for the film, ahead of a digital and home entertainment release.

"Every frame here is a work of art, and his genius vision of our cinematic past is both an epic culmination of his interest in silent cinema as well as an aesthetic explosion of joy, desire and beauty," Richard Lorber, CEO of Kino Lorber, said Thursday in a statement.

Co-directed by Evan Johnson, Maddin's film stars Mathieu Amalric, Udo Kier, Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine Chaplin, Louis Negin and Roy Dupuis. The Forbidden Room is produced by Phi Films, Buffalo Gal Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada.

The U.S. distribution deal was hammered out between Lorber and Charlotte Mickie, president of Mongrel International.