Identity plays out within the genre conventions of a psychological thriller; focusing on a narrative that revolves around an unreliable protagonist with the audience's cinematic experience focused around the discovery of each character's half-truths.
This discovery of the truth within films of this genre overlap and incorporate mystery, drama and horror - paranoia expressed through the genre of horror is a core element to the 'past' narrative scenes of Identity. Set in 2021, the audience views the world through a Covid19 lens.
More content set in present day contain references to the pandemic, and are beginning to become the norm as the state of the world changes with a dramatic increase in people's experience with mental health issues. We see this in Identity through the abusive interactions between character.