SXSW Film Festival: Syndromes

Posted by Charlotte Simmonds,

Using a creepy young girl in your film is not a new tactic for creating disquieting drama, but Norweigian filmmaker Kristoffer Borgli shows us how to do it right in this tense and stylish 11-minute interlude. Showing as part of the “Narrative Short Competition”, it’s a slow-burning tale featuring a particular brand of creepy young girl: one who possesses “mysterious powers.” Syndromes was actually produced with New York electro duo The Golden Filters to promote their new single, and snippets from the track act as the film’s score, creating eerie scenes of silence and sickness. Intrigued? So are we!

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Posted by Charlotte Simmonds

Californian Charlotte joined us as an editorial intern after studying at New York university and London Metropolitan University. She wrote for the site between January and March 2012.