The Self-Seers [Matthew David Ridley, South Korea, 2020]

A giant cross glows eerily atop a darkened metropolis, while a lone girl journeys home, floating in a daze – or is it a nightmare? The Self-Seers abounds in symbolism – from the Lord’s Prayer and the oft-repeated symbol of the cross, to the hair tie snapping against skin as the protagonist Ye Ri sleepwalks through the tedium of her world, confined to endless journeying between home, school, and the ghosts that lurk at night, hidden in the shadows. Shot in crisp monochrome, this short film firmly toes the line between horror and thriller, shari