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Voyager

A dark, mesmerizing thriller that skillfully blurs the boundaries of reality.
5/5

Review

In Pablo Pagán’s short thriller ‘Voyager’, we are dropped into a gripping mystery right from the opening scene: the death of our protagonist, Camila (Ana Barja). Produced by Frederik Ehrhardt, and set against the moody backdrop of moon-lit Barcelona, the film unravels with a dark, suspenseful intensity that grips the viewer from throughout.

Camila, a socially reserved young woman juggling multiple jobs, stumbles upon some mysterious pills while cleaning up after a party in a shipping container. This discovery catapults her into a surreal, dimension-like experience where the lines between reality and the supernatural blur. The film’s brilliance lies in its ability to keep the audience guessing: Is Camila a ghost? What is real? Who is she? These questions swirl as we watch Camila navigate this otherworldly social scene, finally interacting with the people she once shied away from.

Ana Barja delivers a stellar performance, embodying Camila’s quiet desperation with skill. The film’s atmosphere is chilling, its tension palpable, thanks in no small part to Martí Cirera’s praiseworthy cinematography. The predominantly nighttime setting, beautifully framed and lit, adds a layer of cinematic sophistication that elevates the entire experience.

‘Voyager’ is a psychological exploration wrapped in mystery. The writing is sharp, the dialogue sparse but impactful, and the pacing relentless. Pagán has crafted a film that is as intellectually stimulating as it is visually arresting. ‘Voyager’ is a thrilling enigma, a dark tale that shouldn’t be missed.

Voyager Short Film

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