Berlin Market: ‘The Medium’ Thai Horror Film Unites Banjong Pisanthanakun and Korea’s Na Hong-jin

Top Thai director Banjong Pisanthanakun and Korean director-turned-producer Na Hong-jin (“The Chaser”) have teamed to create new Thai horror film “The Medium.”Now in post-production, “The Medium” is a horrifying story of a shaman’s inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand.

But the goddess that appears to have taken possession of a family member turns out not be as benevolent as it first appears.The film (aka “Rang-Zong”) was developed by Na with the backing of Korean studio Showbox.

Local production is by Thailand’s Gdh 559.

Co-production is by Na’s company Northern Cross, with the film marking Na’s debut as a producer.International rights are being handled by independent sales firm Finecut, which will launch the film at Berlin’s European Film Market.

Finecut previously handled two of Na’s earlier films “The Chaser” and “The Wailing,” both of which premiered in the Cannes festival’s official selection.

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