A girl enacts her own rescue by psychically controlling her boyfriend

The self-rescuing damsel trope takes a sinister turn in Saman Kesh's action-packed short Controller. A young woman is being held captive, so she takes control of her boyfriend's body in order to rescue herself.


Kesh wrote and directed this Taiwanese film, which feels in many places like a scifi anime brought to life. But the gorgeous cinematography lends a spooky and sometimes sad quality to the short.

Controller [Vimeo via Geek Art Gallery]

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There is a prequel to CONTROLLER called I___U