Hollywood veteran Sandra Oh stars in the upcoming horror film “Umma,” in which a mother’s happy life with her daughter is shaken by her own mother’s death.
Sony Pictures released the trailer for the movie, written and directed by Korean American Iris K. Shim (“House of Suh”), today. The film stars Hollywood veteran Sandra Oh as the lead character Amanda, who lives a seemingly happy life on a remote farm with her daughter. Her life is suddenly changed when a man brings her the ashes of her dead mother, who she had abandoned years before.
Sandra Oh, also an executive producer of the film, displays her impressive range as an actor, with sudden jumps between protective, affectionate mother and anger-filled, estranged daughter.
As seen in the trailer, Amanda becomes haunted by the ghosts of her mother. Strange happenings also put a strain on her relationship with her daughter, who suddenly expresses her desire to leave their remote life on the farm.
“Umma,” the Korean word for “mom” and also the title of the movie, speaks to the often complicated relationship between mother and daughter: one filled with devotion, bitterness and, above all, fear that one is actually just like one’s own mother.
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