This short film CHOICES shows the emotional entanglement among the three about "choice" by simulating the interactive short film style of the first-person perspective. And it also reveals the process of the awakening of freya's female consciousness.
Freya and her two ex-boyfriends Simon and Calvin live in the same apartment by fate, the apartment means the "choice dilemma". At the end, Freya rejects Calvin and leaves the apartment with Simon to get rid of the "choice dilemma".
The selection button in the first-person perspective appears in the short film, which represents "individual choices", while online hot discussion and cyber violence represent "outside opinion". It shows a blurred boundary between reality and virtuality, which represents "individual choice" and "outside opinion" are unable to identify.
Freya goes from admiring vanity and resisting Simon, to accepting Simon and rejecting Calvin. At the end, she decides to face the predicament with Simon, realizing the sublimation of the character.
Simon goes from lack of self-confidence to becoming brave. In order to protect Freya and fights with Calvin, and he calls his friend Beck initiatively to accept the job offer, and finally left the apartment with Freya to face the difficulties of life together. He becomes brave and worthy.
Calvin loves Freya deeply, and his character is cowardly and soft-hearted. He prays for Freya to reunite many times. He gets angry and scuffled with Simon because of Freya, and because he is attacked by cyber violence, he finally picks up the gun and has been totally darkenized, realizing another kind of Character ascension.
At the end of the short film, director uses the playback method, and the content of the film returns to the place where Freya sits on the bench and waits to choose. It turns out that all this is imagined by Freya herself. After a powerful and unconstrained style of imagination, Freya finally choose herself, and the female awareness begins to awaken.
"Best Independent Film"
Directed by: Shuchen zeng