Here is the trailer for Pantafa, a horror film starring Kasia Smutniak and based on a disturbing folkloric character. Directed by Emanuele Scaringi, in theaters from 30 March.
Il March 30th the disturbing awaits us at the cinema Pantafaa horror starring Kasia Smutniak and directed by Emanuele Scaringi: a real scientifically certified disorder, the hypnagogic paralysishas its living and visionary incarnation in a character from our folklore, metaphorizing the difficult relationship between a mother and a daughter who suffers from it.
Pantafa, the horror with Kasia Smutniak on hypnagogic paralysis
The mountain village Malanotte seems like a good destination for change airat least so thinks Marta (Kasia Smutniak), mother of little Nina, afflicted by hypnagogic paralysis: it’s about theinability to move upon awakening in REM sleep, when the body inhibits the movements, while we dream. Getting away from the city could possibly allow Nina to escape from this suffocation. But the being that Nina describes, a ghostly figure that suffocates her sitting on his chest, could it really exist? Marta is about to find out … and it will be just one of the mysteries she will face, because there are no other children in the village …
Pantafa takes up the Marche-Abruzzese legend of the pantaficasometimes depicted as a witch sometimes as a black cat, which prevents the sleeper from breathing. It seems that the idea it evokes has permeated the culture of those areas to such an extent that “pantafica” is sometimes used as a pure and simple synonym for “fear“.
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