Directed by Mattie Do
A young woman named Nok is sent to care for Ana, a blind relative who’s been having scary supernatural visitations. Nok tries her best to keep the ghosts from harming her “dearest sister”, until she realizes the spirits tell Ana winning lottery numbers that Nok can use to rise above her station. As Nok and Ana’s relationship changes, director Mattie Do quietly shifts the horror from ghouls to greed, capitalism and the class divide. Laos’ only horror director and female filmmaker vaults into the ranks of the world’s best new horror makers with her powerful second feature. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE Contains strong language, violence and gore.
A Laotian woman is sent to care for a blind cousin who's been having scary supernatural visitations.
Cast: Amphaiphun Phommapunya, Vilouna Phetmany, Tambet Tuisk
This is a very nice film in theory but failed in my case to deliver any catharsis. I just could not identify with any of these characters and it made the entire story somewhat long and pointless... although I did like the bleakness of the final act a lot. It's technically enjoyable though but more focus on Ana's visions would have been welcome. Good but I would not recommended it unless you are a fan of cerebral horror movies.
Feels like it's trying too hard to be like The Handmaiden but also different. It doesn't really capture the complexity and thematic weight of The Handmaiden and doesn't deliver on its supernatural premise either. Overall disappointing.
Not bad but could have been much better since the premise was interesting. The scariest thing was not supernatural ... it was the humans and their behavior toward other people.
Really good movie.
Lots left unexplained in this Laotian thriller. Interesting concept but needed more exposition.