Film

Relic + director intro

Director
Natalie Erika James
Certificate
15
Running Time
89 mins

When octogenarian Edna (Australian theatre veteran Robyn Nevin) inexplicably disappears, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) pitch up at the spooky, decaying family home in the sticks to find out what happened to her. What they find are signs of her incipient dementia. But then Edna reappears just as mysteriously as she vanished. Except that – ulp! – something has changed, suggesting an evil presence is at work.

Japanese-Australian director Natalie Erika James‘s much-acclaimed slowburning and atmospheric feature debut puts a whole new spin on the haunted house genre. “James, showing the rare ability to shape horror to reveal elemental truths about the human condition, is a major filmmaker in the making,” swooned Rolling Stone. “Her movie messes with your head long after you turn out the lights.”

This preview screening includes a pre-recorded director’s introduction.

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By robin askew, Thursday, Oct 22 2020

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