USA | 2021 | 86’ | 15 | Jane Schoenbrun
Late on a cold night somewhere in mid-America, teenage Casey sits in her bedroom, scrolling the internet under the glow-in-the-dark stars that blanket the ceiling. She’s finally decided to take the World’s Fair Challenge, an online role-playing horror game. After the initiation, she documents the changes that may or may not be happening to her. As she begins to lose herself between dream and reality, a mysterious figure reaches out, claiming to see something special in her uploads.
This impressive debut is a nuanced and sensitive portrayal of the loneliness of online teenage life.