Room 237

de Rodney Ascher


Few realize it, but the hidden truth behind the most popular images from The Shining inevitably lead us to the Holocaust. Or to the trip to the moon. Or to a bunch of other theories, each zanier than the next. If Kubrick controlled everything down to the very last detail... How could he let this whole series of signs get away from him? With material from the movie and voice over by a group of interviewees, Room 237 delves into the small gaps opened up in the film –from continuity mistakes to its diverse questions– to examine in detail not only a great horror work, but also its mythical dimension.


Rodney Ascher

Based in Los Angeles, Ascher has presented his work at festivals such as Cannes and Sundance. He debuted with the feature film Room 237 (2012), screened in Sitges. He also directed The Nightmare (2015) and The El Duce Tapes (2019).

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Noves Visions - No Ficció
Original language: English