Sandra Oh Gets Haunted by Her Late Mother in Movie 'Umma' Trailer
A supernatural thriller written and directed by Iris K. Shim.
Oh plays the role of Amanda, who lives on an American farm with her daughter (Stewart). One day, the remains of her late mother arrive from Korea. “Her anger will grow as long as she remains in this box,” a man tells her as he delivers a box. From then on, Amanda gets haunted by the thought of turning into her own mother. “I didn’t want you to know her… Some Koreans believe that life’s hardships are caused by the tormented experience of their ancestors,” she tells her daughter.
Umma, which is the Korean word for “mother,” marks the first studio horror film written and directed by a Korean American woman starring a Korean American actress.
Watch the trailer above. The thriller will hit movie theaters on March 18.