Some magical insects just can’t be trusted.
In My Mother’s Skin–a Filipino horror flick that premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this week–has been picked up by Amazon Prime Video, according to a report on Deadline.
The film–from writer/director Kenneth Dagatan–is expected to be released in several countries during the fourth quarter of this year.
Starring Beauty Gonzalez, Felicity Kyle Napuli, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, James Mavie Estrella and Angeli Bayani, the feature is set in the Philippines in 1945, as World War II is winding down, according to the synopsis.
The film follows 14-year-old Tala, who lives with her sickly mother Ligaya and brother Bayani in a war-torn colonial house. When Tala’s father leaves to barter for his family’s freedom from the Japanese, Ligaya’s condition rapidly deteriorates.
Trying to get help, Tala seeks out a mysterious fairy who has promised to protect her. The fairy gives the girl a magical insect to cure her mother but, while the gift provides some relief, it “leads to disastrous consequences that force Tala to make a distressing decision.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on In My Mother’s Skin.