on YouTube, although I prefer the colour balance and sound quality on Vimeo). Go to full screen and turn up the sound.
"all the careful crafting of an art film, from its velvety decor to its heightened gothic colour palette...it is this attention to styling that brings the element of luxury...every frame is a portrait."
"awe-inspiring...intriguing, chilling, compelling"
"[a] brilliant horror short"
"eerie, atmospheric [and] well directed"
"intriguing and very atmospheric, beautifully shot and edited."
"a very intense and intimate film …all very intriguing. The first flash of emotion when [the weird stuff happens] was superb. ...The strange, creepy [other thing] which followed gave me chills. Thought provoking stuff and enjoyable to watch. Great job."
I am putting links here for Womens Aid UK and Rape Crisis as well as the Refuge page on coercive control. Check out the UK government's statutory guidance on the crime of coercive control and here is an important recent amendment which is also worth reading - in fact that entire section of the govt site is very useful. The charity Rights of Women has an excellent overview of victims' legal rights and options and is a great place to start.
If you are a victim, survivor, witness or investigator of domestic abuse, coercive control, abusers' and perpetrators' tactics and other crimes and forms of abuse, you may find the reading list below helpful.
You can also Google the following terms and go down a skin-crawling rabbit hole: narcissistic abuse, narcissistic sociopath, sociopathic abuse, dark triad, narcissistic personality disorder.