In order to regain custody of her daughter, Mona must tell a social worker her story. The tale she spins is a wild, surreal adventure in which people are able to project and enter each others dreams, and our heroine is sold into slavery…
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Fantastic stories and colors, twisted fantasies necessarily mask bleak reality. Another bleak reality is that such an incredibly imaginative and beautiful film has found so few screens. Recommended, if you like subversive fairytales, seek out this orphaned gypsy film that weaves incredible stories that unfold like magical blossoms in a dark and dangerous castle.
I really don't get the fuss around it: it's colorful and it builds a cohesive universe, but let's not get all Jodorowsky about it. To me, it changes directing choices a lot - and what is up with the music composition? That being said (it really disturbed me), I think it has some good moments - but it's not half twisted as it promised to be.
(Possible spoiler alert) I wasn't expecting such amazing special effects. I felt like I was watching a surrealist painting come to life. The script is pretty good, but I wish there had been more scenes of the Bibliothèque and details of its rooms. Desdemona's room is one of my fave parts, so claustrophobic, exciting, scary!! Wish there were more dream scenes as well. I wonder what happened to mr. Pascal.