Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
When Edna (Robyn Nevin) vanishes, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) go to their family’s decaying country home and find clues about her increasing Dementia.
The Horror genre is at its best when it has something to say and not just to scare. And that’s what Relic does. It forces the audience to question how we treat our loved ones once they get old and ill. Will we be frustrated or calm in their moments of memory loss? First-time feature Director-Writer Natalie Erika James poses this question and more all while frightening the audience long after the credits roll. She has also rounded up a stellar cast of women who display every emotion from empathy to fright.
Relic screens at Sundance on Sat, Jan. 25th at 11:59 PM at The Ray, Mon, Jan. 27th at 9 PM at Park Avenue, Wed, Jan. 29th at 9:15 PM at Redstone Cinema 7, Fri, Jan. 31st at 11:59 PM at Broadway Centre Cinema 6, and Sat, Feb. 1st at Library Centre Theatre.
#SUNDANCE: 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL DAY FOUR SIGHTINGS
Sightings were a bit more on the quiet front today, but some exciting names were out and about at Sundance earlier.
THE NEST – An American Entrepreneur’s life takes a twisted turn after he moves to an English Country Manor.
NINE DAYS – A recluse conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born.
RELIC – A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of Dementia, which threatens to consume their family’s home.
SURGE – A Thriller about a man who goes on a reckless journey of self-liberation over 24 hours. Stars of both Films, Bella Heathcote and Ben Whishaw gave us a two-for-one, spotted entering a Press Stop together for each of their Films!
(Photo credit: Amanda Gilmore)