1 Jul 2018

The Forgotten Colors of Dreams (Johnny Clyde, 2018)

☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ out of 10☼

First-timer Nina Viola brings poise, grace and, paradoxically, life to the role of Death's (charming) personification in Johnny Clyde's outstanding multilingual feature debut The Forgotten Colors of Dreams - a lyrical, transcendental, contemplative, deeply melancholic, brilliantly gloomy, phantasmagorical drama which is admirably carried by non-professional cast, subtly imbued with thought-provoking dialogue (on love, beauty, life, death, memories, religion...), densely packed with experimental, ethereally beautiful VHS visuals in 'tondoscope' aspect ratio, and neatly wrapped in haunting soundscapes often evoking spectral dimensions.


(The pre-premiere review is based on the online screener provided by the author.)

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