Call For Dreams
Tags: Drama, Mystery, Dream, Urban, Globalism, Art, Thriller
Programme: REBELS WITH A CAUSE
In a rain-swept
Tokyo, Eko complicates her life by publishing a ‘Call for Dreams’ ad in the newspaper. With her scooter, she visits the homes of strangers who leave descriptions of their dreams on her analog answering machine and, for a fee, deciphers the dreams for them. As the dreams seep into reality, a parallel police investigation of a murder in Tel Aviv unfolds. Details accumulate to a network of dreams involving her neighbor, a Russian mobster and a female bodybuilder, an elderly woman and an Israeli detective investigating a murder in Tel Aviv, in a story that unfolds in parallel lines.
Call For Dreams is a Neo-Noir mystery that is in dialogue with contemporary Asian Art House cinema. It tells a story of city – urbanism, dreams & virtuality in the cosmopolitan and global era in which we live.
It is an impossible thriller in which random characters seek to express their dreams as part of their problematic desires to experience themselves in the story of their lives. It is a film that lingers on the alienated relations between its characters, which often interact through descriptions of dreams, audio recordings, monetary interactions or police investigations. With its unique blend of suspense and playful blurring of fact and fiction, Call For Dreams is a film to be experienced and immersed in, a cinema of cinema. Filmed in Tokyo and Tel Aviv.
Ran Slavin is a multifaceted artist based in Tel Aviv, with a rich record in international exhibitions of video installations, innovative electronic music and other art forms in significant museums, art centers and art events around the world.
This is his first cinematic debut and has already gained a nomination for best production design at the Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscars), had its Israeli premiere at the Haifa International Film Festival, and nominated at Camerimage for best Directors Debut and best Cinematographers Debut.