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3.2
199 Ratings

Paperhouse

Directed by Bernard Rose
United Kingdom, 1988
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Synopsis

Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself. But soon the real world and her dreams start to collide.

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Paperhouse Directed by Bernard Rose

Critics reviews

Few films have grasped the texture and rhythm of nightmares better than Paperhouse, which is truly uncanny at representing interior states. One moment is particularly haunting: a dream that begins as a peaceful reminiscence about her absent father, in which she’s taking a photo of him at the beach, turns dreadful when the man lurches toward the camera in a shocking movement, his face turning from benevolence to drunken anger in a flash. The scene cuts away quickly, but the effect lingers…
September 30, 2013
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