Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sight & Sound Challenge: Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Film: Meshes of the Afternoon (89/250)
Critics Poll: 102nd
Directors Poll: 546th
First Time/Rewatch: First Time

So creepy! I love that there was a woman making films like this in the 40s. It's like a strange nightmare, offering no explanations or any hint of a traditional narrative. The imagery is surreal and haunting...a cloaked figure with a mirrored face, clones of the same woman seated around a table, reaching for a reappearing key, a woman attempting to kill her own sleeping self. It's a brief expedition into the subconscious, but a memorable one. Evocative and unforgettable. 

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