Freitag, 3. Februar 2012

Meshes of the afternoon (Deren, 1943) - #TSPDT #254

A woman is trapped in a circular dream that keeps repeating.

After watching it twice, I could understand more of the circular structure of the story. What slightly bothered me was that the whole story was told in symbols only and the action has mostly transferring character, ie putting the character in the place where it could observe himself in another manifestation. There are some nice ideas, like the mirrorface under the hood and the short chase sequence in the beginning.
On the other hand, the editing of some of the sequences was too slow and I feld the symbolic being a bit too overweight. The film felt a bit too self-conscious to me and I wasn't interested in the psychological process of the character(s).

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