BIRTH/REBIRTH Trailer: Marin Ireland Resurrects The Dead In Sundance Horror Breakout
One of the most jaw-dropping, chilling films to come out of Sundance is Laura Moss’s birth/rebirth. It had its world premiere in the Midnight Section, where it was praised for its take on the Frankenstein-type tale, electrifying performances, and freshly disturbing elements. The always fantastic Marin Ireland stars as a hospital pathologist whose obsession with re-animating the dead takes a turn when she experiments on the deceased daughter of a nurse (Judy Reyes). This is Moss’s first feature, which they co-wrote with Brendan J. O’Brien. It also stars A.J. Lister, Breeda Wool, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Rina Mejia, Grant Harrison, and LaChanze. IFC Films and Shudder have released a nail-biting trailer ahead of its August release.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Rose (Marin Ireland) is a pathologist who prefers working with corpses over social interaction. She also has an obsession — the reanimation of the dead. Celie (Judy Reyes) is a maternity nurse who has built her life around her bouncy, chatterbox six-year-old daughter, Lila (A.J. Lister). When one tragic night, Lila suddenly falls ill and dies, the two women’s worlds crash into each other. They embark on a dark path of no return where they will be forced to confront how far they are willing to go to protect what they hold most dear.
See the trailer and poster below. In theaters August 18th.