Ego (Grimmfest Easter) review

Online dating can be hell, especially during a worldwide lockdown.

Don’t let the fact Ego takes place in a COVID-world, this is more wider themes such as insecurity and loneliness.

When a girl looks to find a mate during the lockdown, she gets more than she bargained for when a doppelganger finds her and things just get weirder from there.

Ego also doesn’t hold back around the themes of mental health and self harm, especially for someone from the LGBT+ community. This is not done exploitatively, and while tough to watch it does add to the story.

Pacing is a slight issue, as the plot can’t really facilitate major set pieces due to the lockdown-centric narrative.

The conclusion is slightly disjointed but Ego deserves credit for trying something different and largely succeeding.

Ego screened as part of Grimmfest Easter 2022.

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