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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 08.03.16] Laos horror

Here's the deal with Mattie Do: she's awesome. Not only is she one of the leading voices of the emerging Lao film industry – and I mean emerging; in total the country has produced about a dozen movies – she's also the country's first female director. It just happens that she's also a lover of horror and a damned fine filmmaker at that.

I had a chance to catch up with her debut feature Chanthaly a few years ago so when Do launched a campaign to raise money for her second feature, I was happy to throw her a couple of dollars. Now two years later, we get a first glimpse at Dearest Sister which will make its debut at Fantastic Fest later this year.

Do originally described Dearest Sister as "the story of a Lao village girl, whose only chance of escaping indentured poverty is to manipulate her wealthy cousin's illness into dependence. Oh, and it's got ghosts, too." The ghosts come in because the cousin in question can apparently talk to them. And there might be something about the ghosts giving her lottery numbers. Hard to tell but there's a lottery in there somewhere.

The details are not important at the moment. All that matters is that the first trailer for Do's second feature looks great, is pretty creepy and hints at some not so nice things to come. Yes please!

Dearest Sister will debut at Fantastic Fest.

Via Screen Anarchy

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mattiedo (5 years ago) Reply

I'm so excited for people to see the film! Thanks for sharing this, and I hope to see you at Fantastic Fest next month!

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