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Instant Dreams

Netherlands – 2018 – 91′

Instant Dreams is a feature documentary by Willem Baptist (Wild boar, I’m Never Afraid!) about the fascination and love for Polaroids. When Polaroid announced the end of instant film in 2008, the last still working factory was bought by a small group of enthusiasts. Among them is the retired scientist Stephen Herchen who previously collaborated with the inventor of Polaroid and is still trying to unravel the secret of the lost chemical formula.

Instant Dreams nous plonge dans l’univers aux couleurs saturées du Polaroid. A la recherche du mystère de la petite photo carrée, on croise des personnages excentriques, fascinés et amoureux : une artiste qui stocke les dernières boites de papier instantané dans les frigos de sa caravane, un chimiste qui démêle la formule perdue de la précieuse émulsion photo, un inventeur qui travaille dans un laboratoire de développement de la version 2.0 de Polaroid…

 

  • Director /Réalisateur

Willem Baptist

  • Festivals

IDFA

  • Quotes/Critques

‘The magic of the photo that develops before your eyes’ – Trouw, ★★★★

“Baptist made such a film as a hallucinatory trip: A beautiful tribute to that enchanting medium.” – de Volkskrant, ★★★★

“Baptist links the chemical reaction that makes the polaroids come alive very nicely to the chemical satisfaction that these photos bring to our brains.” – Het Parool, ★★★★

  • Stills / Images

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