portuguese dude living in Berlin
"Acetylcholine neurons fire high voltage impulses into the forebrain. The impulses become pictures, the pictures become your dream. But no one knows why we choose these particular pictures." – Cooper
It's not just the owls: In the universe of Lynch, nothing is what it seems.
Just like its characters, we, the audience, are placed in a limbo where reality and dreamland are superimposed on each other; where we walk a path that continuously crosses a Möbius plane of the two dimensions.
For the dreamland to exist, there only needs to be a dreamer.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"As Mil e Uma Noites" is the latest film (at the time of writing) by the Portuguese Miguel Gomes, a director who first caught my attention with "Tabu", which received acclaim in Portugal and internationally. His new work, a trilogy amassing 381 minutes divided into 3 Volumes, debuted at Cannes at the Director’s Fortnight, having been considered for Palm d’Or but its sheer duration would be problematic for the festival’s agenda. Meanwhile, it has already won some prizes, such as…