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Undream

A chilling experimental art film.
3/5

Review

Written and directed by Loudovikos Konstantinou, ‘Undream’ is a short experimental art film that delves into a mother’s brittle psychological state of mind. Starring Sophia Manti as the mother, the short explores her manic behavior – seemingly fueled by trepidation, paranoia and mental illness. Kie co-stars as her innocent young daughter. Filmed in black and white – with no character dialogue – the unorthodox narrative is entirely conveyed with fast pacing and intertwining imagery that is open to audience interpretation. A captivating, albeit disturbing watch.

The 3-minute short opens with an intense close up of a blinking eye – a middle-aged woman is quickly revealed to be the core subject. The whole artistic message is unclear, perhaps this is Konstantinou intension, but from the dark demonic like imagery, we see a distressed woman desperately trying to escape from her shackles – which is entwined with her devoted protection of her adolescent daughter.

Most experimental narratives are designed to mystify and probe at audience logic – ‘Undream’ certainly does the trick. A fascinating artistic creation that will haunt, bewilder and undoubtfully entertain. Sophia Manti delivers a profound physical performance from the offset – which deserves high acclaim. Visually, the film is produced with fine cinematography and stellar post-production. Editing and the musical soundtrack are the jewels in this film’s crown – which acts the bestower of the tone. A startling experimental film that will definitely spook.
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Undream

A chilling experimental art film.
3/5

Review

Written and directed by Loudovikos Konstantinou, ‘Undream’ is a short experimental art film that delves into a mother’s brittle psychological state of mind. Starring Sophia Manti as the mother, the short explores her manic behavior – seemingly fueled by trepidation, paranoia and mental illness. Kie co-stars as her innocent young daughter. Filmed in black and white – with no character dialogue – the unorthodox narrative is entirely conveyed with fast pacing and intertwining imagery that is open to audience interpretation. A captivating, albeit disturbing watch.

The 3-minute short opens with an intense close up of a blinking eye – a middle-aged woman is quickly revealed to be the core subject. The whole artistic message is unclear, perhaps this is Konstantinou intension, but from the dark demonic like imagery, we see a distressed woman desperately trying to escape from her shackles – which is entwined with her devoted protection of her adolescent daughter.

Most experimental narratives are designed to mystify and probe at audience logic – ‘Undream’ certainly does the trick. A fascinating artistic creation that will haunt, bewilder and undoubtfully entertain. Sophia Manti delivers a profound physical performance from the offset – which deserves high acclaim. Visually, the film is produced with fine cinematography and stellar post-production. Editing and the musical soundtrack are the jewels in this film’s crown – which acts the bestower of the tone. A startling experimental film that will definitely spook.
Undream

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