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Writer's Block

Alex Mendez Giner
Mexico, 2018, 9 min.


This film is family friendly.

A writer in the middle of her creative process, receives a series of anonymous packages with morbidly disturbing content. This mysterious intrusion into her life ignites a war between her anxiety and the work she is struggling to create.

Director's Statement

Writer's Block unfolds at the intersection of the natural and supernatural. The mysterious packages contain isolated body parts that are at once incongruous and recognizable. They hint at an uncanny relationship with the writer's own body. In exploring the relationship between fear and creativity, Writer's Block resonates with themes embedded in Gothic literature: the fear of the shadow, the evil double and the psychically split personality. In Writer's Block, word by word, part by part, the writer's fears and desires conspire to commit the perfect crime: tormenting the artist with her own reflection.

Category: Mystery.
Themes: Identity, World Cinema, Writer.

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