Collective: Unconscious is an anthology made up of five short films, each by a different director. In order to create them, each of the quintet of filmmakers was asked to adapt one of the others’ dreams. And I don’t mean that as a figure of speech- the anthology’s producer gave each of them a prompt describing a dream one of the others had had. Beyond that, they were given complete creative freedom to make whatever they want. The results are, as you would probably expect, both incredibly varied and stunningly bizarre.
Whether or not any particular short appeals to you will largely be a matter of personal taste considering the wide variety of genres, formats, and tones on display. Plus, I feel that incredibly surreal movies such as this are something that you either have a taste for or don’t. But between the five shorts, there’s probably at least one that appeals to your sensibilities. Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them, partly because they appeal to my love of surrealism, but also because it made me think about the nature of film and dreams, and the intersection between the two.