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.