This Mind-Bending Short Focuses on One Man's Greatest Fear: Symmetry

Image: gif from Symmetropia

Symmetropia is a short film that starts weird, gets weirder, and then leaves you sitting there thinking, “What the hell just happened?”


It begins with what looks like a man being given the most intense immersion therapy for an irrational fear (symmetry) ever. He’s blindfolded and driven to a forest where all the trees look the same, so that he is surrounded by symmetry. Also he is listening to tape of palindromes being read out loud.

All of that is ridiculous. But then it gets so much more bizarre.


Zachary Davis wrote and directed this and he clearly has a very strange mind.

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Nick Clinite

Sure seems to me like a lot of these short movies love to have the MC just get suddenly vaporizploded. Kinda starting to feel dumb instead of just weird.