In Korean folk traditions, ‘seire’ is the 21 days after a baby is born in which they’re uniquely vulnerable to bad luck, curses–even evil spirits. Many superstitions surround these first three weeks in a baby’s life, and new mother Hae-mi [Shim] carefully follows every one of them. Father Woo-jin [Seo] is reluctantly willing to play along, but when he attends an ex-girlfriend’s funeral, he unwittingly opens the door to dark supernatural dangers. Plagued by terrible nightmares, the skeptical Woo-jin gradually begins to understand the seire custom, as he is forced to unravel the mystery of what is haunting him and his family.
Film Movement distributes in the US. Michael Rosenberg, president of Film Movement was quoted saying: “From ‘The Host’ to ‘The Wailing,’ the horror genre has long been one of South Korean cinema’s most popular exports, and the talented Park Kang offers up an unforgettable new addition.”
Described as a “creative horror movie [that] skillfully adopts the old convention of horror movies and, at the same time, modernizes the fear that comes from breaking the taboos of folk beliefs, crossing the border between reality and fantasy vaguely and ominously with bold camera moves and editing.”
The filmSeire had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea on October 10, 2021.’s title is based on the real Korean superstition that “nobody in the family of a baby less than three weeks old – the ‘seire’ period – should attend a wake. And that failure to take precautions risks misfortune.”
This is a South Korean horror movie.
Seire had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea on October 10, 2021.
Film Movement released Seire on VOD and Digital on June 16, 2023.
Film Movement released Seire on DVD on August 15, 2023.
Director: Park Kang [aka Kang Park; 박강]