A hybrid horror that uses setting, architecture and the cultural tradition of kaidan to reflect the dreams and fears contained in an abandoned school in rural Japan, Retrodreaming drips with discomfort. A scratchy tape-recorded account of secret sleep experiments conjures up a phantasmagoric entity that embodies the study subjects and the deserted space itself in footage that melts reality, history, and memory into a freaky distortion. Angie Driscoll
Streaming online May 5-9. Streaming is only available in Canada.