Friday, May 24, 2024

Joko Anwar's Nightmares and Daydreams explores a hidden world within our own

An otherworldly universe awaits in Joko Anwar’s Nightmares and Daydreams, premiering on June 14 on Netflix. Flashing a series of bizarre and intriguing events, the trailer sparks curiosity about the existence of an alternate reality filled with supernatural beings on Earth ~

Indonesian filmmaker Joko Anwar, known internationally for stylish and gory horror, has a supernatural thriller series on the way for Netflix. Joko Anwar’s Nightmares & Daydreams is a supernatural thriller series that shows there isn’t necessarily a rational explanation behind every occurrence. Unfolding over seven episodes, ‘Nightmares and Daydreams’ presents a different story and a new set of actors in each instalment. Viewers can anticipate discovering strange phenomena with each episode, leading up to a big showdown in the finale.

Joko Anwar’s Nightmares and Daydreams chronicles the journey of a group of ordinary people trying to save humanity from those who wish to take over the world. The story is told across seven episodes, each spotlighting a key character dealing with extraordinary events that span from 1985 to 2024. While seemingly random, these peculiar incidents are interconnected, offering insights into the origins of our world and the looming threats to humanity.

This series marks the first collaboration between Netflix and the prolific filmmaker, paving the way for a new genre in Indonesian cinema: sci-fi supernatural. Speaking of the series, Anwar said: “This new universe will be guided by key characters played by prominent Indonesian actors, including Ario Bayu, Fachry Albar, Marissa Anita, and more. “This series explores the sci-fi supernatural genre, which is new in our national film industry. Inspired by my curiosity and fascination with alien stories, I dug deep into the intriguing concept of aliens that might not be far from us. The series has distinct elements to it and I cannot wait to present it to viewers,”

Crafted in the supernatural sci-fi genre, Joko Anwar’s Nightmares and Daydreams stands as the first of its kind in Indonesian cinema. “While the series is rooted in the science-fiction genre, we’ve ensured its accessibility to our local audience,” Anwar explains, noting that each episode begins with elements familiar to Indonesian viewers.

What secrets about humanity will be revealed? Discover the answers in Joko Anwar’s Nightmares and Daydreams, premiering June 14, only on Netflix.

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