37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


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Newlyweds Soo-jin and Hyun-su face a serious test in their marriage when Soo-jin awakens one evening to find Hyun-su sitting up and declaring that “someone’s inside” before suddenly falling into a deep sleep. In the following nights, Hyun-su’s strange nighttime behaviors become increasingly unsettling, marked by disturbing sleepwalking episodes he has no memory of the following day.

As these troubling events unfold, their relationship becomes strained, and a pregnant Soo-jin begins to fear for her and her child’s safety amidst Hyun-su’s nightmarish sleep episodes. Despite seeking answers from medical professionals, they find no real solutions, leading Soo-jin to seek out a shaman who suggests that her husband’s condition may have a paranormal origin. Writer and Director Jason Yu skillfully crafts a thrilling narrative highlighting the domestic peril that can come with the new territories of marriage and parenthood.

“A directorial debut of poised peril that should inspire both laughs and a few sleepless nights”
The Daily Beast, Nick Schager

Introduction by Hyeyon Moon (VAFF).


Friday, October 27


4:45 PM


Violet Crown 4

Film Info

Director: Jason Yu

Runtime: 94 min.

Year: 2023

Country: South Korea

Language: Korean

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Jung Yu-mi, Lee Sun-kyun

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