Sabrina thought that she had problems when her play, The Tungsten Dagger, bombs. Then her boyfriend dumps her. And then, someone breaks into her house and it's Elodie, the main character in the play she just put on that very night. She asks her creator for help, bringing Sabrina into the world that she thought was only in her imagination.
Here's a cool fact about this movie - the exterior of Sabrina's apartment is the same one used for the exterior of the hotel in the opening of Psycho.
Daniel Ziegler wrote, directed, produced and edited this movie, which feels incredibly personal. Its definitely something different than the movies that usually get sent to us for review, a mix of black and white film noir with color in the real world, an inverse Oz filled with magical daggers that grant wishes and shady dealings.
It's closer to an art film than a genre movie - again, I always hold to the rule that what type of movie it is only depends on the theater playing it. Also, unlike so many modern films, the music and sound design truly fits and has a purpose. Well done.
A supporting character in her own life, Sabrina Stone dreams of being a respected playwright and theatrical star; someone confident and beloved, someone like Elodie, the main character of her fictional play. When she gets the chance to perform her piece for a large audience, she cracks under the intense personal and artistic pressure, humiliating herself and her peers. As issues in her own life begin to reflect those of her story, Sabrina is visited by Elodie herself, who transports her into the surreal world of her own writing. Romance, kidnapping, murder, and a mystical object that grants one's greatest desire are all in play when fiction becomes a reality. Sabrina must navigate the dark and moody landscape she created, save her characters from the problems she gave them, and come to terms with the person she wants to be.
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April 08, 2021 at 11:06 PM