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SXSW Film Festival: Syndromes

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!