The House of the Laughing Windows ★★★★

This is a movie hits all my sweet spots, even with the shitty transfer in which I saw it. Gothic looking church, creepy town, the line between creativity and insanity. Art is meant to be a reflection of how people see the world. But if an artist can only paint what is in front of them, they have to create a reality in order to create art. This makes Laughing Windows an ineresting and twisted little movie that is taking it's idea to it's logical conclusion. It reminded me a little of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa's short story Hell Screen about another artist who can only paint what he says in front of him. And if he has to paint a hellscape, what lengths will he have to go through to create this reality, and then what does it do to him. It's a great movie on life imitating art and art imitating life.