"A beautifully shot, very detailed film that is filled with unreality and symbols."
— Rotterdam International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION 2009 Rotterdam International Film Festival
OH MY SOUL is a film about isolation, despair, and the miracle of empathy. Everyday and spiritual realities are explored through a dream-like progression of events including grocery shopping, oversleeping, working, hallucinating, nervous breakdown, death, rebirth and a lunar eclipse.
Abigail (Catiah Li) is a young woman in her twenties who has recently lost her parents and moved to Chicago to share an apartment with her estranged Aunt (Jane Hu), to whom she pays rent and rarely speaks. Abigail is troubled by sleeplessness and nocturnal visits from apparitions. When her Aunt suddenly dies, the distinction between reality and dream dissolves. The only person who understands her is Hector (Gonzalo Escobar), a young man from Colombia with a fatal illness who's lost all hope and just needs a place to stay...
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: ohmysoulmovie.com
Runtime: 71 min
Production Company: The Center for Decorporative Research
Director/Writer/Producer/Editor/DP: Nicholas Monsour
Executive Producer: Jason Ritter
Co-Producers: Jeff Harms, Catiah Li
Performed by: Gonzalo Mora Escobar, Catiah Li, Jane Hu, Angeli Oo, William Amaya, Brian Sulpizio
Music by: Tinariwen
Sound Recording: Sam Wagster, Emmett Kelley
Production Assistants: Julian Wayser, Claire Carré