By Antoni Urbanowicz
What makes the film a great mind-fuck viewing is its ability to make the viewer feel completely confused, drowning in sea of abstract ideas taken from a world of dreams, and losing themselves in its complex schizoid plot.
As a result, they are constantly thinking, what was the author’s intention and where is it going to go? But at the same time, they never lose interest in what is happening on the screen. It requires a true magician to create a movie with those ingredients, which will be fascinatingly hypnotizing and off the wall, but not an overwhelmingly frustrating experience.
Movies on this list will take the audience to the universe where everything is possible and the laws of logic are not a tiny barrier. Here’s the 10 great mindfuck movies of the 21st century.
10. Berberian Sound Studio
It was supposed to be a simple paycheck gig for a sound engineer, Gilderoy (Toby Jones), who flew from England to Italy to participate in making a film about horses. After arriving to the eponymous Berberian studio, he discovers that he will be actually working on a violent B-class giallo film called “The Equestrian Vortex.”
During his repetitive job that consists of creating sounds to the sequences of terror and violence, his mind slowly disconnects from sanity and he starts to suspect that there’s actually something sinister going on in the Berberian studio. The border between giallo movie and real life gets thinner and thinner for Gilderoy.
“Berberian Sound Studio,” directed by Peter Strickland, is a true kafkaesque horror. The fully overwhelming sense of luridness isn’t based on jump scares and literality, but on a claustrophobic and uncomfortable atmosphere of escalating paranoia, which makes this movie a worthy companion to the Roman Polanski’s frightening Apartment Trilogy.
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From:: Taste Of Cinema