Tilda Swinton’s ‘Goliath’ to premiere at 78th Venice Film Fest

Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton has a reputation for making unusual films. For films such as “Young Adam,” “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” and “Michael Clayton,” the Scottish actress has won numerous international prizes, including an Oscar and a BAFTA.

According to Variety.com, Swinton is the narrator of ‘Goliath: Playing With Reality,’ a virtual reality experience about a schizophrenic man who seeks human connection through video games, which will make its global premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

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‘Goliath,’ a 25-minute cartoon VR experience directed by Barry Gene Murphy and May Abdalla, investigates the limitations of reality, demonstrates the weight of mental illness, and lauds the supportive power of the gaming community.

Swinton provides the voice of ‘Echo,’ the narrator who leads players through the various worlds of Goliath, a man who has spent years in psychiatric facilities but finds solace in multiplayer games.

The virtual reality experience, which is inspired on one man’s genuine narrative, aims to put a sympathetic light on schizophrenia while transporting users through several realms to learn Goliath’s story.

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