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Shadow Play

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

A young Icelandic woman named Freyja is consumed by anguish after her newborn child disappears. Disillusioned with the lack of progress from the police and townspeople, she takes matters into her own hands. Along the way, an ominous raven-creature appears repeatedly, mocking her desperation. As Freyja investigates, the boundaries between reality and the supernatural blur. Freyja uncovers fragments of a dark urban legend that links the raven-creature with infant murders and she suspects a conspiracy in her own town. Haunted by disturbing visions and eerie encounters, Freyja's fragile psyche crumbles under the weight of her suspicions, losing the respect of her peers. As the pieces come together, a horrifying revelation emerges from the depths of her subconscious—she unknowingly holds the darkest secret of all: the guilt of killing her own child.

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