Director: Alex McCall
A supernatural thriller about an insomniac young woman who wants to stop frightening nightmares recurring every birthday.
‘Birthday’ is a film about twisted motherly love from beyond the grave.
It celebrates the enduring, classic chillers from old, and harnesses Freudian concepts – conscious and unconscious knowledge – and applies this to both the audience’s journey and the heroine’s. The story is steeped in symbolism, from childhood fears of the dark, adult fears of insanity and loneliness and male emotions about birth, with links to mysterious hieroglyphs and demonic figures from the ancient Egyptian ‘Book of the Dead’