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Paperhouse

1988

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  • Few films have grasped the texture and rhythm of nightmares better than Paperhouse, which is truly uncanny at representing interior states. One moment is particularly haunting: a dream that begins as a peaceful reminiscence about her absent father, in which she’s taking a photo of him at the beach, turns dreadful when the man lurches toward the camera in a shocking movement, his face turning from benevolence to drunken anger in a flash. The scene cuts away quickly, but the effect lingers...