The Room | Offscreen
“You're tearing me apart, Lisa!” In 2012, the festival unleashed “The Room” for the first time on a Belgian cinema audience. Four years later, the cult reputation of this incredible best-of-the-worst film has steadily grown. This hilarious cinematic train-wreck is the work of director-script writer-producer-actor Tommy Wiseau, a filmmaker with the ambition of Orson Welles and the talent of Ed Wood. Don't forget to bring your plastic spoons and pillows to watch this mythical monstrosity!
The film will be introduced by cult specialist Ernest Mathijs, professor at the University of British Columbia, auteur of “The Cult Film Reader” and co-editor of the “Cultographies” series.
This is it: the first concoction from a director with the ambition of Orson Welles and the talent of Ed Wood. The result is a “so bad it’s good” movie turned worldwide cult phenomenon à la Rocky Horror Picture Show. Bring your plastic spoons and pillows for this ultimate in guilty pleasures!