Recall that scene in Inception in which the city of Paris rolls up like a humongous crepe? Parisian artist Claire & Max have created a short video that, intentionally or not, expands on both the themes and visuals of that scene. "Apparences" imagines a world in which everything around us is fake.
"What if our environment was like a movie set?" asks the duo in the video's description. "What would be our life in this fake world?" The familiar facades and landmarks looks like towering theatrical flats, while specters float beneath them. Unlike Inception, which used Ellen Page's Ariadne as a receiver for detailed explanations of the how and why of the dream-Paris works, Claire & Max leave the viewer to parse what it all means.