Movie Short Review: ‘Mirror’

Greetings again from the darkness. “I see a monster.” That’s what the girl answers when asked what she sees when she looks in the mirror. Her face is severely scarred from what could be fire or chemical. If customers are present at work, she wears a mask – the same one she wears whenever she goes in public.

The girl has been saving her money, and finally has enough to visit the black market surgeon who performs plastic surgery. In what feels like the high-pressured sales job of a used car lot, she is persuaded to take the “full makeover” for beauty, when all she really wants is to have the scarring removed.

It’s the assistant who asks her that crucial question, and explains that the plastic surgery is only skin deep … the real healing must come from within. It is a lesson that we all learn at some point in life. Writer-director Christina Yoon packs a punch with her 12 minute film.

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