Hans Richter was for four decades one of the most influential members of the cinematic avant-garde. In this film he made the bold attempt to introduce this work to a wider audience. Using the framing story of a man who discovers how to craft and sell dreams to a series of anxious clients, Richter allotted each dream (seven in all) to artists who included Max Ernst, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp and Alexander Calder. Some chose to reprise their work in cinematic form - Ernst recreates a sequence from his collage novel La Semaine de Bont and Richter uses music by composers ranging from Darius Milhaud and John Cage to Duke Ellington.
Bonus Alternative Soundtrack, Interview With The Band, 3 Short Films By Hans Richter, Booklet
Release Date: 31 July 2006
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 Full Screen
Running Time: 80 minutes
Production Year: 1946
Main Language: English