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Dream Work

Directed by Peter Tscherkassky
Austria, 2001
Avant-Garde, Short
  • Silent
  • No subtitles

Synopsis

A woman goes to bed, falls asleep, and begins to dream. This dream takes her to a landscape of light and shadow, evoked in a form only possible through classic cinematography. An homage to Man Ray, dedicated to the beginning of the European avant-garde film within the surrealist movement.

Our take

From Peter Tscherkassky, a major figure in contemporary avant-garde cinema, Dream Work another clever play with old CinemaScope footage. Copying it frame by frame by hand, he forces the images to achieve the fevered quality of dreams found in Surrealism and the nightmares of David Lynch.

Dream Work Directed by Peter Tscherkassky

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