Following an accident that leaves him homeless in London, former soldier Tomaz (Secareanu) is brought to the rotting home of Magda (Juri), a lonely woman in desperate need of help as she looks after her dying mother. Though at first resistant, Magda eventually welcomes him into their lives and allows him to help her care for them. But as he worms his way into their routine and begins to fall for Magda, Tomaz starts to notice strange, unexplainable, and ugly phenomena.
A hauntingly assured work, Romola Garai’s feature directorial debut propels a terrifying morality tale into the realm of high art. The director will be at HOME on Saturday 29 January for a livve Q&A with Rachel Hayward, Head of Film.