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Deep dream

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. 


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