• Director

    Jason Yu

  • With

    Jung Yu-mi, Lee Sun-kyun

  • South Korea 2023. 95min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    15

  • English subtitles

  • A Curzon release

The debut feature of Jason Yu, an acolyte of Bong Joon-ho and Lee Chang-dong, is a supremely entertaining and impressively claustrophobic psychological thriller. Late one night, as recently married Hyun-su sleeps, he whispers to his wife, ‘Someone’s inside’. Sleep talking soon escalates to sleepwalking and signs of something much more troubling. Is the stress of work and approaching parenthood taking its toll on him, or is there a more sinister explanation? Jung Yu-mi and Lee Sun-kyun (in what would become one of the final roles for the tragic star of Parasite) are terrific as the couple at the heart of this strange, increasingly unsettling mystery, with Yu’s original script moving seamlessly between dark comedy, psychodrama and feverish frights. Spooky and stylish, this is a confident feature by a promising new director that may just keep you up at night.

Kimberley Sheehan, Film and Events Programmer