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Phosphena2010

  • 3.7
PHOSPHENA is a cut-paper stop-motion animated film exploring the layers of consciousness connecting dreams, memories and death. Loosely based on the incredible bower bird and its constructions, the film is a tale of love, deception and tragedy. "Phosphena" (also known as "phosphene") is an “entoptic phenomenon characterized by the experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eye," from the Greek: "phos" ("light") and "phainen" ("to show"). Essentially, all of those lights and patterns you see when you close your eyes. The filmmaker believed this word perfectly described the duality and ambiguity of the act of an eye closing. Either into the dreamstate, memories or into the next world: death.

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2 members like this review

So much to look at! It always amazes me when animators are able to come up with a completely original visual style unlike anything that came before. Maya Erdelyi has done so here, employing paper cut outs and an etching technique to a create a kaleidoscopic swirl of color.

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So much to look at! It always amazes me when animators are able to come up with a completely original visual style unlike anything that came before. Maya Erdelyi has done so here, employing paper cut outs and an etching technique to a create a kaleidoscopic swirl of color.

2 members like this review

That was dope as fuck. The world chewing you up and spitting you out. The process of art and the critical eye.

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What a fascinating riddle!

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top reviewer

Visually pleasing on every take. Imaginative and complex.

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something very different and unusual, enjoyed it

Loved the colors and line drawings paired with compelling audio.

traditional yet refreshing