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Shadow Play

Original title: Shadow Play
Participated in: MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2023

Mentally ill Freya (25) grows closer to her therapist Viktor (35), a hypnosis expert who helps her find answers to her baby’s disappearance. But a sinister raven spirit (Utburdur) prevents any progress in their search. Viktor thinks the raven is a mental coping mechanism to protect her from the horrible truth: she abandoned her baby in the snow during a psychosis. When an infant body is found, she’s inconsolable. But the facts surrounding the baby’s death don’t match Viktor’s ‘discoveries’ from their hypnosis sessions. Desperate, Freya bonds with Utburdur and discovers that her sweetheart Viktor is distorting her memories to cover up something sinister...

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