• Seire
  • Seire
  • Seire


by Kang Park Feature Film Competition

The rationally thinking Woo-jin thinks little of folk tales. According to the Korean tradition of "Seire", the new father should follow strict rules during the first 21 days after the birth of his child in order to protect the new-born from misfortune. Contrary to custom and the pleas of his wife, Hae-mis, he nevertheless attends the funeral of his ex-girlfriend, Se-young. A serious breach of taboo, with which Woo-jin unintentionally brings disaster upon himself and his family. In bold tracking shots, director Park Kang follows a young family man who has to deal with superstitions and feelings of guilt. A remarkably atmospheric feature film debut oscillating between psychodrama and classic horror.

About the director(s)

The South Korean director Park Kang studied film at Sejong University before studying directing at the Korea National University of Arts. After first directing the short films CHOKE (2015) and DEAL (2018), he then went on to shoot his debut feature film SEIRE. The film had its world premiere at Busan International Film Festival 2021, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.

Filmography (selection): Seire (2021) | Deal (short film, 2018) | Choke (short film, 2015)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Country, Year: South Korea, 2021
  • Runtime: 102 Min
  • Languages: Korean
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Kang Park
  • Cast: Hyun-woo Seo, Abel Ryu, Eun-woo Sim
  • Screenplay: Kang Park
  • Cinematography: Gyeong-hyeon Hwang
  • Editor: Jee-hee Han
  • Sound: Min-seob Lee, Ki-sung An
  • Music: Young-gyu Jang
  • Producers: Kang Park, Yoon-joo Rhee
  • Production Companies: KINO 3X7, K’ARTS (Korea National University of Arts)
  • World Sales: M-Line Distribution
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