THE CONVENT aka SENIOR (2015) Review, new trailer and US release news

 

‘She smells the dead of him.

The Convent aka Senior is a 2015 Thai comedy horror film about a female student who can smell ghosts and a dead senior classmate friend. Together, the unlikely pair investigate an unsolved murder from fifty years ago.

Written and directed by Wisit Sasanatieng, the Hidden Rooster Films-M39 Pictures production stars Jannine Parawie Weigel, Sa-Ard Piempongsan, Kara Polasit and Pongsakorn Tosuwann.

Plot:

A pair of detective buddies from two different dimensions team up to solve a murder that took place half a century ago. One of them is Adhiti, a grade-12 high school student of a convent boarding school. The other is a spirit of a senior student of the school.

Adhiti and the Senior take up the investigation in order to find the real murderer. They dig up evidence and locate witnesses, and along the way, they encounter men, women, as well as vengeful spirits that try to stop them from finding out the truth.

At the same time, Adhiti has to find out the true identity of her buddy: who’s the Senior? This is a film that will forever change your perception of ghosts.

Reviews:

“The ghostly presences are distinguished between the “real” ones, with a human and psychological depth, and the monstrous […] those in the Ghostbusters style […] Wisit Sasanatieng shows an imaginative power that is always original, and far from the clichés of the ghost story genre…” Quinlan [translated from Italian]

Release date:

The Convent will be released in the USA  soon by ITN Movies/Distribution on a date to be announced.

Original title:

รุ่นพี่ aka Run Phee

Technical details:

104 minutes

Trailer:

Making of promo: