Set in a grand mansion house, the opening scene is contrastingly stark and unhappy against the young characters and privileged setting, making for an uneasy feel from the very start.
As the track begins, the spot moves through various scenes, all that see the young protagonist being antagonised by her sister or school ‘friend’. The underlying darkness of the piece comes through most when it is revealed that this is in-fact driven from the mother or teacher of the young girl.
The soft and cinematic grade goes hand-in-hand with the innocence of the young female lead, cleverly contrasted with the behavior of the other two characters, whom in any fair setting should portray characters of trust in a young girls life. The track, along with this, makes for a feeling of the surreal and intense, and leaves viewers feeling frustrated by the girls mistreatment.
Colourist Jim Bracher shares, 'What Romano was trying to convey with this film is a sense of underlying menace, not overt, but subcutaneous. I think he's been really successful, mainly because of the excellent performances from the three actresses but also because of the deft editing and as always Arthur Loveday's resplendent photography. The grade was largely a matter of giving a cinematic feel in keeping with the epic orchestration of the track while maintaining the suggestive surrealism of the subject matter and scenery.'