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Directed by
Maya Deren 
Alexander Hammid  (as Alexander Hamid)
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Maya Deren  writer

Original Music by
Teiji Ito (1952)
Cinematography by
Alexander Hammid (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Maya Deren 


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14 min
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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Libary of Congress, in 1990.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When The Woman tries to open the supposedly locked door for the first time, it gives way a little (too much).See more »
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Referenced in Space Is the Place (1974)See more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Our Unfortunate era, 24 May 2006
Author: Kruttik Aggrawal from India

Its just so unfortunate to not have 'Maya Daren' with us today. Her exemplary direction with perfect length of her movies makes her a legend in short film category.

Meshes of the Afternoon has everything that no one has ever seen before, in terms of abstraction, philosophy, movie making.. everything is just so beautiful. Her movies cannot be categorized into any available genres, cos' no on e really makes movie of her sort.

A girl entangled into a recursive event which by the directorial pattern looks like a figment of her own imagination. It seems like she is waiting for her lover or something like that and then she finds her replicas all around her haunting her and finally killing her. It also seems that Maya's other short film 'At Land' is a sequel to 'Meshes of the Afternoon' for she keeps alive the same passion and abstraction and romance in 'At Land'.

All in all, its one of the best attempts I have seen. If you believe in movies you cannot miss it.

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