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Filtered Narcissism

An experimental tale that unveils the delicate dance between self-assurance and vulnerability.
4/5

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Nia Tzvetanova’s experimental film is a poignant exploration of the human psyche in the age of social media, zooming in on narcissistic tendencies prevalent among Generation Z. Hyerin Moon’s captivating performance as the sole character unfolds in a split-screen format, contrasting her carefully constructed image with the raw vulnerability of her true self.

Structured in four distinct phases; self-build, self-obsession, self-satisfaction, and self-discomfort – the film delves into the young woman’s vain pursuit of an idealized appearance in the mirror, juxtaposed with a projected video that unveils her underlying lack of self-esteem and confidence. Tzvetanova skillfully peels back layers of human identity and vanity, revealing the poignant loneliness and existential discomfort beneath the facade of self-assuredness.

Beatrice Borrello’s cinematography beautifully frames the emotional landscape, creating a visual metaphor for the film’s tone. The absence of dialogue allows Moon’s expressive performance to shine, effectively conveying the silent struggle of a generation grappling with identity in the digital age. Tzvetanova’s work stands as a thought-provoking and visually striking exploration of the complexities of self-perception and the isolating effects of a facade that masks genuine human connection.

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Filtered Narcissism

An experimental tale that unveils the delicate dance between self-assurance and vulnerability.
4/5

Review

Nia Tzvetanova’s experimental film is a poignant exploration of the human psyche in the age of social media, zooming in on narcissistic tendencies prevalent among Generation Z. Hyerin Moon’s captivating performance as the sole character unfolds in a split-screen format, contrasting her carefully constructed image with the raw vulnerability of her true self.

Structured in four distinct phases; self-build, self-obsession, self-satisfaction, and self-discomfort – the film delves into the young woman’s vain pursuit of an idealized appearance in the mirror, juxtaposed with a projected video that unveils her underlying lack of self-esteem and confidence. Tzvetanova skillfully peels back layers of human identity and vanity, revealing the poignant loneliness and existential discomfort beneath the facade of self-assuredness.

Beatrice Borrello’s cinematography beautifully frames the emotional landscape, creating a visual metaphor for the film’s tone. The absence of dialogue allows Moon’s expressive performance to shine, effectively conveying the silent struggle of a generation grappling with identity in the digital age. Tzvetanova’s work stands as a thought-provoking and visually striking exploration of the complexities of self-perception and the isolating effects of a facade that masks genuine human connection.

Filtered Short Film

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Runtime: 2 min
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