Saviour Complex

Ariel Smith

2007, 04:46 minutes, B&W, English


Saviour Complex is a short experimental film that examines the shifting power dynamics between a young street level sex trade worker and her 3 clients. Visceral and disturbing, Saviour Complex drags us into a surrealist, cinematic nightmare while punching a hole in the hooker with a heart of gold stereotype. High contrast black and white imagery, stylized sets, and a rhythmic soundscape help to set an overall dark and expressionistic tone. Archetypical signifiers of childhood are subverted and twisted resulting in a powerful non-narrative exploration into the horrors of being a girl.

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