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‘Aberration’ as reviewed by Emily Thomas

 

Aberration (Ciarán Ó Goibín) tells the story of an unnamed protagonist embarking on a journey of self discovery in the woods. Described by the director as an attempt to create a Lynchian atmosphere, the ambiguity of the story is certainly in keeping with its inspiration. The short’s dark colour palette and intense themes can also be compared to First Reformed, mentioned at the beginning of the film. Despite this, Ciaran says that any similarities are purely coincidental, although the mystery and intensity of the film similarly establish it as a thriller.