Prime Video acquires Filipino Sundance 2023 entry ‘In My Mother’s Skin’

by Matthew Escosia
In My Mother's Skin Kenneth Dagatan Prime Video
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By: Joana de Guzman


Kenneth Dagatan’s horror flick ‘In My Mother’s Skin’ will embark on its international premiere as the sole Filipino feature movie at the sought-after 2023 Sundance Film Festival under its “Midnight Section”.

The creeping film’s milieu is at the coming end of World War II, wherein a wealthy family is stranded in their mansion after the patriarch, Aldo, is accused of stealing Japanese gold and stashing it somewhere close. The film stars Beauty Gonzales, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Felicity Kyle Napuli and James Estrella.

Dagatan expressed his excitement as the Filipino representative for the world premiere at Sundance.

“I’m excited that In My Mother’s Skin has been recognized at such an important festival like Sundance and will now also have the chance to be watched by a global audience on Prime Video. This is truly a moment for Filipino filmmakers to be seen by the international audience, and I hope this opens doors for more Filipino content to be watched by the rest of the world.”

As announced by Amazon Studio APAC, the global streaming platform has acquired worldwide rights to the film, which will be available “in multiple countries” by the end of 2023.

Aside from the main cast, the grim horror fairy tale also features Angeli Bayani, Arnold Reyes, and Ronnie Lazaro.

Featured photo from EpicMedia

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