Thailand’s Banjong Pisanthanakun and South Korea’s Na Hong-jin have teamed up to create the film “The Medium,” a spooky new entry to the horror genre.
About the film: “The Medium” revolves around a film crew tagging along with a Thai shaman to document the passing of the mystic lineage between generations, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
- The movie premiered on July 11 at the 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, where it won the “Best Film” award.
- The film was officially released in South Korea on July 14, where it became the 6th highest-grossing Korean film of 2021.
- While its U.S. release date has not been announced, international rights for the film have reportedly been secured by indie sales firm Finecut, reported Variety.
- Over the years, Pisanthanakun has made films in a variety of genres, including the thriller “Alone” (2007), the romantic comedy “Hello Stranger” (2010), top-grossing comedy horror “Pee Mak” (2013) and the drama “One Day” (2016).
- Meanwhile, Na has focused mainly on writing and directing thrillers such as “The Yellow Sea” (2010) and “The Wailing” (2016).
- For “The Medium,” Pisanthanakun took on directorial duties while Na co-produced and co-wrote the film.
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