What ‘Rorrim’ brings to the table is the unsettling feeling of fear of yourself, and the fear of the outside world taking an unexpected turn. The struggle of the main character confronting her demons wave after wave is thrilling and spectacular. The different shades of the same persona are perfectly blending under the hard shell of mystery and desperation. Teressa Liane, the protagonist of this short, has an impeccable role, with exquisite variations of moods swinging in a rollercoaster of emotions.
The story is quite simple, yet with interesting dark spots that are not predictable in the first place: a woman works in a diner as a waiter, and one day she finds some scars and bruises on her hand, without remembering being in any kind of fight or violent altercation. She knows that the bruises have an explanation, but she cannot find it on the spot, so she is installing surveillance cameras in her house. Later, when she checks the footage from the cameras, her world turns upside down.
In the song ‘Can you feel my heart’ from the English rock band ‘Bring me the Horizon’, there is a quote that could easily compress the whole plot of this short: ‘The higher I get, the lower I'll sink I can't drown my demons, they know how to swim’. The inner demons are powerful, and the only way to defeat them is to take control of yourself. Adrianne knows that, reason why she is trying to take back her life from…herself. The battle here has no winner – whoever wins has to fight forward, and to stop it is almost impossible. Help is needed, but when help comes, it is already too late. ‘Rorrim’ is the short film that plays with your mind in diverse ways, and will make you feel unstable and insecure being in your own body.
Written by Vlad A. G