2018 | 2mins 32 sec | hand-drawn film
Dream fragments build a world, who can say if we are in dreams or in reality?
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
—— By Edgar Allan Poe
‘Every dream has a connection point with an experience of the previous day.’
' Through, the connection may be mirror, as the dream content can ve selected from any part of the dreamer’s life.’
—— Freud claimed.
Since early 2017, I had nightmare for a long time. At the same time, I had found that the border between dreams and reality was getting blurred increasingly. This film starts with my own experience and thinking, also with a large number of interviews and research, trying to explore the similarities between dreams and anxiety.
The setting of the hand in the film also comes from a personal experience, which is the totem that I use to judge whether I am in a dream or not.
For the end, It’s an open-end, maybe this time she wakes up in reality, maybe in a dream, it depends on what you think what you want.
For the early idea of this film, I wanted to work on the connection between traumas and dreams, especially for young people. According to this idea, I created some monsters for the nightmare.