The Imperfect Princess
Written and Directed by Emily Keifer, "The Imperfect Princess" takes a fantastical approach to body horror in a short mixed media silent film where a young, flesh and blood princess is doomed to exist in an animated world. She obsessively compares herself unfavorably to the perceived perfection of her animated counterparts, desperate to attain their impossible brand of beauty. Makeover scenes and magic spells take a dark turn when delusion lures our young princess through a series of set pieces all evocative of classic Disney animation, but without the relief of a "happily ever after.”.
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