Film Synopsis

"Persona" experiments with the aesthetics of computer system breakdowns, pushing the boundaries of cinematic expression. The incorporation of glitched visuals serves as a metaphor for the fragmentation of identity in the digital age, while interviews further complicate our understanding of characters, blurring the lines between reality and fiction. Maintaining consistency while breaking conventional narrative boundaries proved challenging. Technical constraints presented obstacles in achieving the desired visual effects, highlighting the complexity of balancing coherence with experimentation. However, these challenges ultimately contribute to the film's thematic resonance, inviting viewers to reconsider the nature of truth and authenticity.

This film was made as part of the module
LICA373: Transgressive Cinema: advanced practices

Jianan (Crystal) Chen

BA Hons Film Studies  


Bruce Yu - Media and Cultural studies
Bowen He - Business analytics
QianQi Fan - Media and Culture
Crystal Hu/Le Hu - Finance 
Laurian Luo - Media and Cultureal Studies

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