Umma: Everything you need to know about the new horror movie

Ouma is the directorial debut of Iris K. Shim, where she explores themes of motherhood and mother-daughter relationships in this chilling new horror film.

movie stars Kill Eve and turn red actress Sandra Oh, who plays single mother Amanda, a woman who lives a quiet, private life with her daughter until the status quo is disrupted after she finds out her mother has died.

In an interview with CinemaBlend, director Shim said, “There are obviously a lot of movies about mothers and motherhood, [but] for me, I’ve never had the experience of watching a film that explored this theme the way I’ve always experienced and looked at it.

“That specificity of seeing a character on screen, saying the same words that I use when I talk to my mom, that’s the part that I really wanted to try to keep.”

Here’s everything we know about Ouma until there…

Ummah release date

Ouma hits cinemas worldwide from Friday, March 18. We don’t know if it will be available on streaming services in the future, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted on that.

Ummah plot

The official plot of Ouma is: “A Korean immigrant, Amanda, and her daughter Chris live on a rural farm, raising bees and living without modern technology. When Amanda receives the cremated ashes of her deceased mother, it releases a vicious spirit who intends to take his body for himself.”

Not much else is known about the film, but this synopsis should be enough to whet your appetite because Amanda and Chris’s quiet existence is soon to be disrupted by this spirit, and it could change the course of their life forever…

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Cast of Umma

Sandra Oh and Fivel Stewart are the main actors of Oumaassuming the lead roles of Amanda and Chris.

They’re joined by Dermot Mulroney, Odeya Rush, MeeWha Alana Lee and Tom Yi, so it’s a relatively small cast and it seems most of the action centers around the farm and the two women as they’re forced to come to terms with an unpleasant new arrival!

Umma Trailer

There is a trailer for Ouma and you might want something to hide behind because it’s pretty scary!

In it, we take a closer look at the mother-daughter relationship between Amanda and Chris, and just how close they seem. At first it seems very peaceful, if a bit sheltered, but things quickly turn unstable once news of Amanda’s mother’s death reaches them…

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