The Medium film, released in July 2021 ago. The film was directed and directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and produced by Na Hong Jin. Since its release, this film has become very viral and has been widely discussed to this day.
The Medium film is very unique compared to other horror films. The Medium is a documentary film set in Thailand that tells about the lives of local people in rural Thailand who are still strong in terms of belief in spirits and spirits. This film also shows an exorcism ceremony of spirit summoning. This film shows its own spooky feeling with angle-found footage as if the audience can feel what the cameraman feels directly.
The Medium film, which is a collaboration between Thailand and South Korea, successfully entered the South Korean box office and was ranked third with revenues of 5.6 million US dollars. The film also premiered at the 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival on July 11 and premiered in South Korea on July 14, 2021. The Medium is said to be the film with the best mockumentary, layered with exorcism scenes wrapped in cinematic horror. This film raises a belief called Shamanism.
Shamanism is a pre-Buddhist belief that has existed for centuries in Thailand. The area that is believed to be still thick with this belief is Isan, the northeastern region of Thailand which is the setting for the film The Medium itself. There is one person in the tribal area who they believe is a shaman and who provides a facility for residents to communicate with spirits in order to find knowledge, cure, or eliminate negative disturbances.
This is similar to the one in the trailer for THE MEDIUM, both of which tell the story of Shamanism in Isan, Thailand. If you are a horror film lover, you must watch the film that was nominated for the Official Fantastic Competition at the Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival 2021.
You will not regret it!