Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Film — Paprika

Once again, Satashi Kon delves into the world of film, and dream, and their entanglement with reality. Where 2005's Millennium Actress was melancholy, and centred first about film, this is more uplifting, and focussed on dreams first, and their actualization second.

The maguffin is device that allows dreams to be seen and shared, a tool for therapy that then becomes a snare, as dreams start to invade the waking world.

The plausible sliding reality of dream is well captured in the visuals; and the allure by the intoxicating intense and catchy music that plays as the dream carnival wends its way through the movie.

Simply excellent. The best film of the festival to date, and probably of the whole thing.

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