In My Mother’s Skin

In My Mother's Skin | Kenneth Dagatan | PH/SG/TW 2023 | 97 Min | DCP

Toward the end of World War II, as the Japanese occupation of the Philippines draws to a close, a formerly wealthy family struggles for its survival. Languishing in their dilapidated palace-like mansion, the sick mother sends her two children to look for food in the forest. The girl, Tala, finds a fairy who promises them relief but pursues a much more sinister plan. Kenneth Dagatan’s In My Mother’s Skin is a visually stunning mix of dark fairy tale and folk horror, punctuated by drastic violence that discharges against a historical background. (mk)

In attendance of Kenneth Dagatan (director)

Kenneth Dagatan
Dagatan, Kenneth is a Filipino writer-director who gained his first international recognition for his under-the-skin short Sanctissima, following it up with Sleepy Eyes. His feature-length debut was the tropical frightfest Ma. His sophomore movie, In My Mother’s Skin, was the only non-English language film in this year’s Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight section..
Language OmeU
Cast Beauty Gonzalez, Felicity Kyle Napuli, James Mavie Estrella, Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Writer Kenneth Dagatan
Editing Ming-Cheng Kao
Cinematography Russell Morton