Co-directors Léo Berne and Raphaël Rodriguez’s short film The Censor Of Dreams focuses on a team of people who try to block their host’s painful dreams and memories. A film which has the genre of dark comedy and was inspired by the book Yume no ken’estukan (the Censor of Dreams) by author Yasutaka Tsutsui, the film uses both production design and amazing cinematography to explore our dreams. The use of minimal wide shots effectively make the audience feel closer to the main actor, whilst also allowing us to feel more immersed in the scenes. The Censor of Dreams is a film like no other which is exactly why this film stand out. It is different, quirky, intriguing and with Berne and Rodriguez’s experience with commercial and music videos; working with the likes of Rihanna, Madonna and Kid Cudi, the film is visually appealing and the quality and content of the film is second to none. A film which is eligible to be considered for a 2022 Academy Award, it would be great to see this kind of film make the shortlist.
Please see an exclusive Q&A between the filmmakers of The Censor of Dreams below.