Dream Scenario - A Gloriously Gondry-esque Satire
Written by Zoe Crombie
Since the inception of the medium, it seems like dreams and films have always been inextricably linked – it’s hard to separate one from the other, with the former often influencing the latter and vice versa. Though some of the oddest films out there, especially much of David Lynch’s output, are described as ‘dreamlike’, there are fascinating films out there that take dreams as their primary conceit, from Michel Gondry movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep to the brand new oddity we’re talking about today: Kristoffer Borgli’s Dream Scenario.
Produced by and starring walking fever dream Nicholas Cage, with comedic actors like Michael Cera and Tim Meadows in supporting roles, this is a film about a normal man (well, as normal as Cage can be) suddenly and inexplicably appearing in the dreams of seemingly unconnected people around the world. Making comments on fame, notoriety and marketing gimmicks in an entirely unique way, the film is a totally bizarre satire that hits its marks hard.
A quirky new comedy that’s part Beau is Afraid and part Being John Malkovich, Dream Scenario is sure to be remembered for years to come as one of those movies that never really leaves your head – like a dream, its oddness will linger well beyond many of its contemporaries.