Condemned is an experimental film with an artistic portrayal of a family’s ordinary day at home. Unremarkable realities that sculpt and imprison the self are supplemented with theatrical and surreal imagery of the underlying relationships.
The mother presents herself as the main witness to the events by constantly and critically examining her family's dynamics. She finds herself entangled in the inescapable confines of familial relationships, existing through a seemingly endless passage of time. Overlooking the mother’s agony, the father exacerbates the situation by reinforcing these relationships, while the son yearns for approval from his parents. The daughter identifies with her mother and recognises the destructiveness and dysfunctionality of these relationships. She attempts to break the chains, but doing so is not an easy feat.
With painting-like imagery and anxiety-building slow motion, a remarkable portrait is produced of the restrictions created by communities in the development of one’s self.