“The Goddess” review is part of the Submit Your Film Initiative
“The Goddess” was approached as an emotional outlet of director Renkai Tan to deal with a horrific crime. As a result, the film does convey a sense of anger towards the perpetrator but also a scenario where the victim is allowed vengeance. While films based on crime released within close proximity to the events run the risk of being exploitative, Tan’s sincerity is conveyed in both his narrative and visual approach.
Offering up a scenario wherein the victim is able to avenge her assault and murder, the environment throughout the short is understandably tense. However, Tan’s