Meshes of the Afternoon (Short 1943)

Meshes of the Afternoon

1943 · Not Rated · 14min · Black and White · None

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

IMDb rating - 7.9/10 from 12K users

Genres - Short · Fantasy · Mystery

Director - Maya Deren · Alexander Hammid

Writer - Maya Deren(uncredited)

Story line - On her way back home, a solitary woman picks up a frail flower, and then, she drops her key. Exhausted, she finally enters her home and falls asleep in a deep and comfortable armchair. However, even in her intimate dreams, an intangible and elusive dark presence blemishes her afternoon nap--she tries to catch it; but, in vain. Now, as, more and more, the already confined environment becomes a maze-like purgatory, bizarre but perfect doppelgängers of her physical self start materialising in the house, catching a glimpse of a record player playing a never-ending tune, a telephone, and a sharp, serrated bread knife. The blade thirsts for blood; the woman hungers for a way out. Can the undivided mind/matter entity escape consciousness? —Nick Riganas

Release date - 1943 (United States)

Countries of origin - United States

Official site - ·

Also known as - Redes de la tarde

Tag: Fantasy Mystery Short TopShort

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