Get ready for a spine-tingling cinematic experience as Prime Video has just dropped some thrilling news. Brace yourselves because Filipino Amazon Original film “In My Mother’s Skin,” crafted by the talented Kenneth Dagatan (the genius behind “Ma”), is set to premiere on October 12, 2023, exclusively on Prime Video in the Philippines, and across more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
“In My Mother’s Skin” is no ordinary flick. This Filipino horror fairytale made waves as the sole non-English language film to grace the 2023 Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight Section. This film delves into the heart-wrenching struggle of a young girl torn between her duty to protect her ailing mother and her unwavering trust in a seductive, flesh-eating fairy. The film boasts an impressive cast including Beauty Gonzalez, Felicity Kyle Napuli, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, James Mavie Estrella, and Angeli Bayani. And the best part? You won’t have to wait long, as it joins the Prime Video lineup on October 12, 2023.
Set against the backdrop of post-World War II Philippines, “In My Mother’s Skin” unfolds the tale of Tala, a 14-year-old daughter of a textile merchant. She resides in a war-torn colonial mansion with her ailing mother, Ligaya, and her younger brother, Bayani. The plot thickens when Tala’s father mysteriously embarks on yet another journey to negotiate his family’s freedom with the Japanese, leaving his family isolated in their eerie forest estate. With Ligaya’s health plummeting, Tala embarks on a quest to find a mysterious fairy who promises to save her mother. Armed with a magical insect, Tala hopes for a miracle cure, but little does she know that this decision will unleash a cascade of devastating consequences, pushing her to make a heart-wrenching choice.
The mastermind behind this spine-chilling creation, Kenneth Dagatan, takes the helm as both the writer and director. Joining him are the esteemed producers Bradley Liew, Bianca Balbuena, Huang Junxiang, and Stefano Centini.
So, mark your calendars, clear your schedules, and prepare to be enthralled by the enigmatic world of “In My Mother’s Skin” as it makes its grand debut on Prime Video this October 12, 2023. This is one haunting tale you won’t want to miss!