BECAUSE OF THE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW WE STRONGLY ADVISE TO WATCH THE FILM FIRST.
When a couple moves in a new home the apparition of a new person will push their relation to the edge, testing it.
Director Jordi Nunez Navarro made a LGBT story about jealousy and distrust and how these can affect a couple’s relationship. Trust obviously diminishes when a third shows up in the story. The nonchalance of one and the suspicion of the other will make the emotional distance between the two to escalate. While one becomes a little paranoid waiting for the other to deliver insurance policies regarding truthful feelings, the second doesn’t consider there are any good reasons why he should be suspected of anything but loyalty and refuses to go into ‘debates’ regarding the subject.
However every phone call and text message will become a reason of paranoia and unanswered questions. The anxiety of one will reverberate on the other and eventually will put its print on the relationship. How? It is up to the public to discover.
The film is well made and manages to transmit the well known anxiety when jealousy shows up between the two sides of a relationship. ‘Pixels‘ also brings forward the sensitive personalities and nature of couples making a biopsy of their way of life and their communication at different levels: affection, coldness, suspicion and so on.
The most interesting aspect of the film – on the risk of spoiling it! – revolves around the mobile phone. It is the main instrument that will bring jealousy forth. With every text message and every ring it will raise questions and enhance the obsession to ‘false certainty’ – meaning that the suspicious will become sure that something wrong is happening. The supposedly cheated side of the two will try to resist the curiosity of looking into his mate’s phone agenda to find out the truth; obviously a gesture of faith and loyalty that shows he would rather expect his pair to come forward if anything to be said.
One another ‘Pixels’ is an intense short film with, by the way, very good and convincing acting.