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The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra (with short "Phlegm")
The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra (with short "Phlegm")

Sat, Jan 21



The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra (with short "Phlegm")

a Film Maudit 2.0 Feature Film presentation

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Time & Location

Jan 21, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Highways, 1651 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA

About The Event

A creature born in an abandoned mattress travels around the country feasting on its victims’ vertebrae, struggling to break free from the bed, the mold, and its past.

“Without a doubt the most unique Korean film presented at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (or indeed anywhere) this year, The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra is the debut feature of Park Syeyoung, a 26-year-old filmmaker with an arresting and inimitable visual style.” - Screen Anarchy

Born in 1996, Syeyoung Park is a filmmaker based in Seoul, South Korea. His first short film CASHBAG (2019) premiered at the Mise- En-Scene Film Festival in 2019 where it won the Best Editing Award. His first feature film, THE FIFTH THORACIC VERTEBRA (2022) was selected and won three awards at BIFAN.

Writer/Director: Syeyoung Park

Cast: Jihyeon Park, Hyein Moon, Seokyoung Haam

Year: 2022 Run Time: 1hr 5min

Country: South Korea

Language: Korean Genre: Magical Realist Body Horror

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