New York Premiere of “Dreamlife” at Brooklyn Film Festival – 9 JUN at 8:00 PM
Directed by Rotterdam-based artist Melvin Moti, and inspired by a true story, Dreamlife inserts fictional elements to speak about the beginning of art, the development of consciousness and the experiences of a human body in a non-human environment.
In the 1960s, at the height of the Space Race, a 23-year-old French geologist named Michel Siffre went to live in an underground cave for two months. Siffre investigated how the human body deals with extremely long isolation in a confined space, and how our sleep cycle responds to the absence of daylight. Between 1962 and 1972, Siffre conducted several expeditions, some of which lasted up to 150 days underground.