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03 June 2019

Perfumed Nightmare

Wow. Mababangong Bangungot (Perfumed Nightmare) is an extraordinary film. It's from 1977 in the Philippines and it's like a Nouvelle Vague movie, but it is also very different and totally it's own thing, which is a documentary–memoir–fiction–fantasy that is by turns absolutely hilarious and poignant. Perfumed Nightmare is also very clearly the inspiration for Rithy Panh's film work.

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