Parallel Dreams – Short Film
“All that we see or seem but a dream within a dream” – Edgar Allan Poe
An artist Joseph Cornell immerses himself in the music of Debussy as he makes his art, watching his creation slowly come alive. At the same time, a dream is visiting Cornell, influencing his thoughts and decisions, and guiding him on how to complete his artwork. The experience leaves the viewer uncertain and unnerved about where the real world begins and ends. It’s almost as if there is a parallel universe mirroring our life on Earth — and it is the dream that spans over like a bridge connecting those universes.
“Sometimes when I wake up I don’t know if I am awake or I am still dreaming. My dreams appear so realistic that they leave me uncertain of where I exited them to enter the real world”- Aleksandar Kostic.
This film “Parallel Dreams” was made in between the original “Parallel Dreams” performances,and is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and donations from Materials for the Arts.
– Screening KEW GARDENS FESTIVAL OF CINEMA, QUEENS, NEW YORK (2017).
– Screening QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, in REDSTONE THEATRE at MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE, QUEENS, NEW YORK (2017).
– AWARD at BaNeFF STOCKHOLM SWEDEN, CATEGORY FOR EXPERIMENTAL FILM. (2016)
– Best Experimental Film Award at Chandler International Film Festival in Arizona. (2016)
*WATCH ABOUT PARALLEL DREAMS PERFORMANCE