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Dream Work

Austria, 2001 (MIFF 2002, Experimental)

Director: Peter Tscherkassky

Taking its structure from the time it takes to undergo the deepest sleep, Dream Work pays tribute to both the X-ray experiments of Man Ray and the deeper insights of Freudian psychology with a compelling examination of the nether world of one woman's dreams and nightmares.

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