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.

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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