Review: IDOL

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Lingering background scores a haunting, yet oddly satisfying at the same time, screenplay

Following the premise of the 2000-year-old Pygmalion story in a modern, urban environment a man creates an idol of the perfect female and falls in love with it.

‘The Idol’ with its live-action-puppetry brings to its viewers a tale as old as time- with a twist- to explore contemporary issues such as objectification, media culture and the hikikomori syndrome. Although it retains the archetypal qualities of the original story, ‘The Idol’ provides an alternative ending that will leave you questioning what is real and what isn’t.

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Siddhi Shukal

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Siddhi Shukal is a 25 years old lawyer turned writer, who prefers taking much more liberty writing fiction than what is sanctioned by the law. With a long lineage of writers in the family it wasn’t a surprise to anybody when she published her first book at the age of 17. What did come as a surprise was her decision to choose law over literature. Eight years later, however, Siddhi decided to return to her one and only respite: writing. Along with a degree in law and a lot of freelancing experience under various fields Siddhi is now pursuing a diploma in Scriptwriting at Algonquin College.