God’s Nightmares

Daniel Cockburn

IndieLisboa 2020 •

United Kingdom, Documentary, Experimental, 2019, 6′

Cinema as God’s nightmare. In this metaphysical comedy, God fears the fall from his superior condition. Fragments from the history of cinema are the hallucinatory mirror of that inferior form, that of being a man.

God’s Nightmares appropriates imagery of other films, to think about what God’s sleeping images and ideas would be like. An amusing and hallucinated film, driven by editing that finds its sense in God’s weird interior monologue, where the biggest fear is to be just another earthling. (Duarte Coimbra)