I Am a Ghost

H.P. Mendoza, the award-winning writer/director of Colma and Fruit Fly, returns with a surprising venture into macabre horror. Emily (Anna Ishida) is a beautiful ghost with a mysterious past, and Sylvia (Jeannie Barroga) is the medium hired to help Emily to the other side-and out of the house she's currently haunting. With frosty cinematography and a meticulous mise-en-scène, Ghost foregoes well-worn horror theatrics and instead focuses on the significance of memory, and the arresting terror of routine existence. With his previous films, Mendoza invented the Asian American musical; with the almost Lynchian I Am a Ghost, he creates a more sophisticated, intellectually chilling style of horror.

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