Meshes of the Afternoon

Meshes of the Afternoon Maya Deren. Amateur is a Lover
Thursday 16th September, 20.00 – 16mm live screening | Serre dei Giardini Margherita, Bo
From 16th September to 27th October | on MyMovies

Meshes of the Afternoon is my starting point […] In such a way that it was not so much discovering a new medium as finally arriving at home, in a world whose vocabulary, syntax, grammar were my mother tongue; which I understood and in which I thought.


Filmed in silence – the soundtrack composed by Teiji Ito was added in 1959 – Meshes of the Afternoon is an anxious and surreal portrait of the inner facets of an individual: neurotic associations, games of shadows and mirrors explore as never before the ghosts of the women’s psyche and identity, including sexuality. A poetic psychodrama whose centripetal narrative is modelled on the movements of the director’s alter egos – in a continuous extra corporeal connection between the self and the Other – within a suffocating domestic space. An obsessive pursuit that ends with a liberation, from which emerges the Deren subjective experience of the world and the desire to reclaim feminine power.




The reservation is free but mandatory for each event. You can reserve your seat on Eventbrite.

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In collaboration with Light Cone e Re:Voir Video.


Maya Deren

running time

14 mins

film format