The concept of Keyhole, the new film by the cult visionary Guy Maddin was inspired by thoughts about empty architecture, by works of French phenomenologists and by Homer’s Odyssey. Uliss the gangster comes back from a long journey, wanders about rooms of his house searching his wife’s bedroom (the wife is played by Isabella Rossellini). The character’s wandering in the corridors of the labyrinth resembles a dream where real characters co-exist with ghosts, where there is an abyss behind every door.
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GARAGE SCREEN is developed by Garage Center for Contemporary Culture’s film program as part of its Educational Program. Screenings and related events tackle the theoretical and practical issues raised by cinema.