Zarina Abdullah – Chermin AKA Mirror (2007)

Malaysian horror/suspense thriller with Islamic themes about a woman who is haunted by a vengeful spirit trapped in an antique mirror. The plot centers on Nasrin (Natasha Hudson), whose face has been disfigured in a mysterious car accident.

When her mother Kak Siti (Khatijah Tan) discovers an antique mirror hidden amongst old family heirlooms, Nasrin finds herself strangely drawn to it. Nasrin’s fascination with the mirror turns into an obsession and she starts taking on the persona of the mirror spirit, Mastura (Deanna Yusoff).

On her quest to regain her past beauty, Nasrin submits herself to the mirror spirit by satisfying the mirror’s need for blood and revenge. Will she be able to sacrifice love for vanity? Is she able to look inside herself and see the beauty within? Or is what is reflected in her heart a shadow of the mirror?

Debut feature film of Zarina Abdulla, 27 year old first time director from Malaysia, with soundtrack by the Malaysian production team AddAudio.

Shown at the Udine Far East Film Festival, Italy, April 2007, the Puchon International Fantasy Film Festival, Korea, July 2007, and the Australian Malaysia Film Festival. Nominated for Best Film at the 20th Malaysian Film Festival in 2007, where Zarina Abdulla won the award for Most Promising Director and Natasha Hudson won the award for Most Promising Actress. Also nominated for Best Sound Effects and Original Music Score.

744MB | 1h 33mn | 640×416 | avi

Subtitles:English, Chinese, Malay (VobSub)

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