Dreaming under capitalism

  • Sophie Bruneau
  • 2017
    • Belgium
  • 63 min
  • Colour
  • Production
  • Alter ego films, Michigan Films, RTBF, ARTE G.E.I.E, CBA, Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, avec l’aide du centre du cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, du VAF et de la Scam, avec l’aide du centre du cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, du VAF et de la Scam
  • Print source
  • Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles, promo@cbadoc.be, +32 2 227 2230

We know what labour wreaks on the body, but what less visible imprint does it leave on the unconscious? The nights of twelve dreamers – sometimes recounted in front of the camera, sometimes with a voice-over that accompanies shots of office buildings or urban worksites – reveal how the capitalist system invades the modern-day psyche. Long shots of edifices with smooth surfaces and sheer edges instil a deceptive gentleness. Zombies, corpses, mummies, ghosts, skulls sliced open like an egg and emptied by spoonfuls… The images follow one after the other, no two alike, but the editing organises a gradation towards the vampirism and an insidious passage from night to day, from dreams to real working life. Inspired by Charlotte Beradt’s book, The Third Reich of Dreams, Sophie Bruneau manages to take the viewer into the heart of the dreams that are voiced and interpreted, into their absurd but familiar world. In an admirably spacious canteen, a tracking shot finishes up on a forest soundscape; on an elegant glass façade, the passers-by change size as in a distorting mirror; on another, which reflects the regular passage of cars, the semi-darkness is pierced by the beam of an invasive torch. Not a shred of doubt: neo-management is watching over us. (Charlotte Garson)

  • Friday 23 March 2018 18H00 Cinéma 1

    French original Version Subtitled in English + debate

    Film Projeté avec : Monelle de Diego Marcon Voir la grille
  • Sunday 25 March 2018 17H00 Salle 300

    French original Version Subtitled in English + debate

    Film Projeté avec : Monelle de Diego Marcon Voir la grille
  • Friday 30 March 2018 10H00 Luminor

    French original Version Subtitled in English

    Film Projeté avec : Monelle de Diego Marcon Voir la grille
  • Monday 26 March 2018 12H00 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 (Hors les murs)

    French original Version Subtitled in English + debate

    Film Projeté avec : Monelle de Diego Marcon Voir la grille
  • Wednesday 04 April 2018 17H00 Médiathèque de l’Alcazar (Hors les murs)

    French original Version Subtitled in English

    Film Projeté avec : Monelle de Diego Marcon Voir la grille
  • Saturday 28 April 2018 18H30 Médiathèque intercommunale Gilbert Dalet (Hors les murs)

    French original Version Subtitled in English

    Film Projeté avec : Monelle de Diego Marcon Voir la grille
  • Tuesday 15 May 2018 12H30 Bibliothèque Mériadeck (Hors les murs)

    French original Version Subtitled in English

    Film Projeté avec : Monelle de Diego Marcon Voir la grille