In celebration of Tyneside Cinema’s new season ‘Dream Logic’, Reel Recommendations has decided to offer a historic journey through a century of cinema (starting later than the earliest origins of the medium, beginning instead in 1910 and travelling through to 2020) in pursuit of a fevered map of filmic dreams and dreamy films. Imagine yourself striding through the oneiric ages: a cinematic sleepwalker, dreaming with eyes wide open.




Fruit of Paradise (Vera Chytilova, 1970)




Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Jaromil Jireš, 1970)




This Transient Life (Akio Jissoji, 1970)





Even Dwarves Started Small (Werner Herzog, 1970)




Szinbad (Zoltán Huszarík, 1971)




W.R. Mysteries of the Organism (Dusan Makavejev, 1971)




Bang Bang (Andrea Tonacci, 1971)




The Other Side of the Underneath (Jane Arden, 1972)




Images (Robert Altman, 1972)




Iron Rose (Jean Rollin, 1973)




Pastoral: To Die In The Country (Shūji Terayama, 1974)




Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974)




Mirror  (Andrei Tarkovsky,1975)




Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)




House (Obayashi, 1977)





Zigeunerweisen (Seijun Suzuki, 1980)




Inferno (Dario Argento, 1980)




Night of the Hunted (Jean Rollin, 1980)




Freak Orlando (Ulrich Ottinger, 1981)




The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl & Miss Osbourne (Walerian Borowczyk, 1981)




L’Ange (Patrick Bokanowski, 1982)




City of Pirates (Raul Ruiz, 1983)




A Zed & Two Noughts (Peter Greenaway, 1985)




Street of Crocodiles (The Quay Brothers, 1986)




The Black Dog (Alison de Vere, 1987)




To Sleep so as to Dream (Kaizo Hayashi, 1986)




Alice (Jan Švankmajer, 1988)




Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg, 1988)




Paperhouse (Bernard Rose, 1988)




Celia (Ann Turner, 1989)






Begotten (E. Elias Merhige, 1990)




Archangel (Guy Maddin, 1990)





Singapore Sling (Nikos Nikolaidas, 1990)




Queen of Diamonds (Nina Menkes, 1991)




Delicatessen (Jean Pierre-Jeunet, 1991)




Careful (Guy Maddin, 1992)




Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch, 1992)




The Juniper Tree (Nietzchka Keene, 1993)




The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (Dave Borthwick, 1993)




Institute Benjamenta (The Quay Brothers, 1995)




James and the Giant Peach (Henry Selick, 1996)




Mother and Son (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1997)




Of Freaks and Men (Alaksei Balabanov, 1998)




After Life (Hirokazu Koreeda, 1998)




Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)