Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
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Critic Reviews for Meshes of the Afternoon
Deren is one of the great screen presences; with her billowing hair and lugubrious gaze, she incarnates the eternal bohemian, rendering morbidity alluring and turning the air of idealistic purpose into a dance of seduction.
Decades later, this avant-garde, experimental film holds up extremely well
Audience Reviews for Meshes of the Afternoon
A woman sees a figure walking around a corner on a garden path, fumbles her key when trying to enter her apartment, sees a knife fall out of the loaf of bread it was lodged in, and then goes upstairs and takes a nap; she has a series of recurring dreams where these incidents and objects repeat themselves in new combinations, building up to a nightmarish conclusion. This mysterious and poetic riddle without a solution becomes more fascinating with each subsequent viewing.
If you're into David Lynch, this will be right up your alley.
This is pretty good for an experimental film, but I still didn't like it.