[Fantasia 2020] Audio Review: The Columnist (2019)
The Columnist (2019) takes on the world of cyber bullying and the direct effects it has on those victims, however the film takes a dark twist. No longer are these cyber bullies invisible hiding behind a screen, they are sought out by the woman who they have targeted. This horror/comedy tackles a very serious subject, sticking to it’s guns so to speak with its message and highlighting just how bad someone can be mentally impacted by cyber bullying but also looking at a ‘what if’ scenario with those who troll no longer being anonymous in gruesome fashion. The message is strong, and this is an intriguing vision, blending together a tale that is ever so relevant in today’s culture.
The following review of the film is in an audio format. Enjoy!
Director: Ivo van Aart
Writer: Daan Windhorst
Starring: Katja Herbers, Bram van der Kelen, Claire Porro and Rein Hofman.
Synopsis: Columnist and author Femke is flooded with anonymous nasty messages and death threats on social media. One day she has enough and decides to take revenge.
The Columnist (2019) is playing as part of the Fantasia Festival – https://fantasiafestival.com/en/film/the-columnist
Audio review by Marcella Papandrea and Bede Jermyn