Produced and co-written by Na Hong-jin, director of The Wailing, this chilling supernatural mockumentary will give you sleepless nights.
Na Hong-jin’s, Banjong Pisanthanakun
Banjong Pisanthanakun, Na Hong-jin’s
Sawanee Utoomma, Narilya Gulmongkolpech, Sirani Yankittikan
Thailand 2021. 130min
With English subtitles
In a remote mountain village in Thailand, a documentary team meet Nim, a shaman who has for many years served as physical host for the benevolent goddess Ba Yan. Through a series of interviews we learn that Nim assumed the role after her sister Noi, the originally intended host, refused it. When Noi’s sceptical daughter Mink shows signs of being the next chosen one, Nim assumes it to be the next stage of the familial tradition, passed down through generations. But as Mink’s behaviour becomes increasingly disturbing, Nim fears that something more sinister may have taken hold of her niece. Equal parts slow-burn lyricism and all-out horror carnage, Shutter director Banjong Pisanthanakun’s formally inventive, emotionally-layered tale of terror offers a thrillingly original take on the possession/exorcism sub-genre.
Contains strong violence.
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