Meshes of the Afternoon
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

One of the most important and influential experimental films of the 20th century, Maya Deren's 18-minute feminist classic explores the interior images of a woman (played by Deren) whose daydreams restore mystery and danger to the… More

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Deren is one of the great screen presences; with her billowing hair and lugubrious gaze, she incarnates the eternal bohemian, rendering morbidity alluring and turning the air of idealistic purpose into a dance of seduction.

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Emanuel Levy

Decades later, this avant-garde, experimental film holds up extremely well

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Maya Deren from 1943 until her death in 1961 led the avant-garde movement in cinema.

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Greg S
A woman sees a figure walking around a corner on a garden path, fumbles her key when trying to enter her apartment, sees a knife fall out of the loaf of bread… More
Stella Dallas
hypnotic, disturbing and beautiful. cool soundtrack
Ken Stachnik
If you're into David Lynch, this will be right up your alley.
Arash Xak
A truly inspirational short film & pretty amazing for 1943 but about its somehow feminist subject matter...
Aj V
This is pretty good for an experimental film, but I still didn't like it.
Jennifer Xu
I'm not sure how much I like avant-garde as a whole, but there's a meticulous attention to composition that makes me want to take a blown-up… More