Childhood is considered to be one of the most important periods in life, decisive for his future. Becoming aware of the sources of one’s own behavior may have salutary effects, while the denial of old traumas from childhood often poisons the further life of an adult. Psychologist and author of books on child psychology, Alice Miller, treat childhood traumas as forgotten worlds, deeply buried in memory.
Film “Shells” is a story about one of such buried microcosmos, hidden deep in memories. According to Rousseau, present childhood is a dream of reason from which the main character slowly wakes up. Paradoxically, I perceive this awakening in the form of a dream.