Mother By The Golden Filter Essay

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SYNDROMES is a Norwegian short film that was created in 2011 by Kristoffer Borgli and The Golden Filter, a New York City electronic duo consisting of Penelope Trappes and Stephen Hindman. It tells the story of a nameless young teenaged girl with mysterious capabilities that finds herself unwillingly involved in a world where she is forced by her mother to use her special healing talents to help cure members of the ailing upper class. The idea for the film itself was based on the song Mother by The Golden Filter. The song is about inevitable loss and the fear it can instill in people. A syndrome is defined as a “group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition” according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary. It’s unclear whether the writer was referring to the main girl or the numerous people who seem to be on their deathbed in the film when the title was chosen. Ultimately though, it seems both would fit the term. There is…show more content…
She lights a furby on fire, moves glasses on a table, makes her hair stand up straight on top of her head, etc. 2:05-2:24 She stares aimlessly out a window in a little sunroom. 2:24-3:10 Her and her mother sit at their kitchen table eating breakfast cereal. The daughter asks if they are going to to see the old man again. Her mother reluctantly nods. 3:11-3:45 There is an array of books all spread around on the floor of a living room. The main character steps from book to book, careful not to touch the floor. 3:46-4:26 The girl’s mother is helping her get ready to leave. She fixes her hair, gets acupuncture and even puts on a blind fold. 4:29-5:04 A driver takes her to a large mansion where a man comes out to lead her inside. 4:05-5:55 She waits inside, passing time by playing piano and tapping her

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