Published: 03 June 2016
By:Overstrand Arts Kunste
6 pm – 1 JUNE – Civic Auditorium, HERMANUS
148 minutes long - Classification 13 V
INCEPTION --- RATING : 8.8
Back in 1970, more than 30,000 people responded to a Sunday newspaper questionnaire about the films that most closely resembled dreams, the top 15 ranging from Last Year at Marienbad and 2001 to Belle de jour and The Seventh Seal. Nolan's film is the most thoroughgoing to deal with the subject. It centres on an American, Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio playing a character ), a top practitioner of industrial espionage who, instead of breaking into safes, infiltrates other people's dreams. People like him are known as "extractors", and they carry devices called "totems" to remind themselves whether they are conscious or unconscious (Cobb's is a small brass spinning-top), and watch out for "the kick", the falling feeling that will wake them up.