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Instant Dreams (2019)




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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.

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Self-indulgent, but beautiful.

September 27, 2019 | Full Review…

For a documentary examining the enduring affection for the late Polaroid camera Willem Baptist's "Instant Dreams" proves to be an awfully drawn-out process.

April 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Any viewers actually interested in the topic would be well advised to search elsewhere for information.

April 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Baptist's approach, treating his subjects like characters in a drama, is ultimately frustrating.

April 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The death of the Polaroid compares the photo to the mirage. Do we care most about the instant, or the dream?

May 30, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

What Willem Baptist has crafted is a documentary that feels rooted in both avant garde film and the spirit of Polaroid cameras.

May 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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