Writer-director Emir Ezwan‘s ROH, an entry for Malaysia’s Official Oscars, is set to premiere in just a few days. Ahead of its release, we’ve got several exclusive clips, that will leave you fearing the forest.
In the film, cut off from civilization, a single mother puts her children on high alert when they bring home a strange young girl caked in clay. She tells of spirits and spirit hunters and after spending the night she delivers an ominous prophecy: the family will all soon die. As strangers begin to show up on her doorstep, and terrible events crop up around them, she quickly finds another reason to fear the forest.
Farah Ahmad, Mhia Farhana, Harith Haziq, Nam Ron, Junainah M. Lojong, and Putri Syahadah Nurqasehhis star in this eerily atmospheric folk horror tale marks the stunning directorial debut of seasoned visual effects artist, Emir Ezwan. From the ominous lighting, off-kilter tone, isolated locations, and strange goings-on, ROH is a visceral, spine-tingling revelation.
Elise Shick and Shizreen Saleh produce the picture with Amir Muhammad executive producing and Ahmad Saifuddin Musa serving as Director of Photography.
ROH is opening in select theaters, and via Virtual Cinema, VOD & Digital on October 29, 2021, from Film Movement.