Reason (2015) is a short film directed by Bruno Ilogti and written by Marcela Jacobina. The story, which was inspired by Philosophical Investigations (1953), Ludwig Wittgenstein’s posthumous work, follows Gemma (played by Andreja Pejic), a model living in New York who goes to therapist Clement Belrose (played by Anna Mouglalis) because she sees her career as been superficial and feels guilty for not being content with her life which others wish to have.
Andreja Pejic’s portrayal of Gemma is stunning and very emotive. We are brought into the story and the deepness of Gemma’s emotions through her excellent performance and expressiveness. Anna Mouglalis’ performance is also excellent and together their scenes are sublime and filled with emotion and occasional humour. It is a well-written story which tosses the usual stereotype of a model on it’s head. Gemma feels guilty about achieving what she has because she doesn’t feel she deserves it or she is doing anything worthwhile and it is through this vulnerability in the character that viewers can connect with her. It is very human and we all feel it in one way or another. The way the film is shot is also beautifully done.
Watch the film here:
And the director’s cut here: