In Korean folk traditions, “seire” is the twenty-one days after a baby is born in which they’re uniquely vulnerable to bad luck, curses – even evil spirits. Many superstitions surround these first three weeks in a baby’s life, and new mother Hae-mi carefully follows every one of them. Father Woo-jin is reluctantly willing to play along, but when he attends an ex-girlfriend’s funeral, he unwittingly opens the door to to dark supernatural dangers. Plagued by terrible nightmares, the skeptical Woo-jin gradually begins to understand the seire custom, as he is forced to unravel the mystery of what is haunting him and his family.
Heralding the arrival of a fresh new voice in Korean genre cinema, Park Kang’s “chilling indie horror debut” (Screen Anarchy), an Official Selection in the Fantasia New Flesh Competition, was nominated for Best Film and captured the New Currents FIPRESCI Prize at the Busan International Film Festival, and also received a nomination for a Golden Eye Best International Feature at the 2022 Zurich Film Festival.
Written & Directed by: PARK Kang
Cast: SEO Hyun-woo, RYU Abel, SHIM Eun-woo
Produced by: RHEE Yoon-joo
Executive Produced by: PARK Kang
Cinematography by: HWANG Geong-Hyeon
Genre: World Cinema/Horror
RT: 102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.39: 1
Sound: 5.1 Surround Sound/2.0 Stereo
Language: Korean with English Subtitles