Trapped

Trapped Short Film

We’re teaming with The Current to deliver 10 short films from 10 different directors, focused on social trends explored through cinema. The eighth short film, Trapped, uses increasingly alienating images of one man in order to show the pointless corners of a digital connection. When does the greatest tool ever invented become a hindrance? This short film seeks to display a dark side of technology by reflecting the hollowness of the internet as a time-waster. “My field of interest and creative activity revolves around ‘in-between’ universes of fiction and documentary filmmaking, and photography,” says director Malwa Grabowska. “I am fascinated by what’s possible at the borders of the dominant. I fall for hybridity within art and culture. “I’m affected by the challenging and thought-provoking story-telling and work process. I contemplate personal narratives, experiences and internal drives: fears, emotions, feelings. I’m drawn to people’s intimate accounts, self-confrontation and reflection. I dare to observe from a very close, edgy distance. I care and try to get insight into the social conditions. I am on a quest to challenge the boundaries and ask questions. “We live in a hybrid culture and are constantly surrounded by technology which enables digital space, that is becoming a parallel space we live in. There are questions we all need to start asking ourselves in a broader sense as well. Does this common to us digital experience enhances our physical life or lets us down? I feel that we might need to start considering self-imposed limits within this limitless virtual content, […]

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Demián Bichir is the sort of actor who’s been doing great work for a while now, but who has still failed to achieve mainstream recognition. When he got a high profile role playing Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh’s Che, most of the buzz coming out of the picture was surrounding Benicio Del Toro’s work in the title role, or how Oscar Isaac was going to use it as a launching pad on to bigger things. He landed a role as a recurring character on the hit Showtime series Weeds, but all of the talk surrounding that show concerns Mary Louise-Parker’s increasingly frequent nude scenes, and not what a slimy and intimidating villain Bichir makes. He even got rave reviews and an Oscar Nomination for Best Actor for his starring role in A Better Life, but the film went criminally unseen by the public, getting its widest release on only 216 screens. The Oscar nod did seem to give the guy a little bit of juice in Hollywood, however, as he was reportedly close to getting the villain role in Star Trek 2, but had to turn it down due to stage commitments. And now Variety has a report that the actor has not one, but two big projects lined up for the future. Apparently he’s not only negotiating to join Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming sequel Machete Kills, but he’s also set to star as an Israeli operative in The Exorcist director William Friedkin’s next thriller, Trapped.

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