Friday, February 13, 2015

Meshes Of The Afternoon

I recently watched the documentary What Is Cinema?, which examines the history of film, particularly concentrating on experimental film. While I was underwhelmed by What Is Cinema?, it did give me more films to check out. First up is Maya Deren's remarkable short film, Meshes Of The Afternoon. Foreboding and lyrical, Deren's POV camerawork follows a woman who seems to be haunted by a figure cloaked in black with a mirrored face. Dreamlike and surreal in the classical sense, Meshes Of The Afternoon features Freudian imagery of flowers, keys, knives, and staircases in a disorienting, mysterious film.

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