15
1hr 33mins

Remi Weekes' staggering debut hauntingly utilises the horror genre to dramatise the refugee experience, as a South Sudanese couple (Wunmi Mosaku and Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù) are stalked by nightmarish ghosts from the past.

This film screens as a part of our season Set it Off: A Tribute to Black Genre Cinema, click here to learn more.

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Black Genre Cinema
Remi Weekes
15
Horror
Injury detail, discrimination, threat, violence
English & Dinka
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

Rial and Bol (Wunmi Mosaku and Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù) flee the harrowingly war-afflicted South Sudan and arrive in the UK as refugees.

Upon arrival, they find themselves victim to an uncaring, neglectful system, and are housed in a decaying, remote flat by their dismissive case worker, Mark (Matt Smith).

They begin to be plagued by hellish visions and apparations, in the form of an Apeth, or night witch, as the prevailing ghosts of the past converge with the harsh reality of their present.

This ingeneous melding of an affecting portrait of the experience of immigrants in the UK seeking a better life with a terrifying, memorably bone-chilling genre experience marks Remi Weekes as one of cinema’s most exciting new talents.

Mosaku and Dìrísù, meanwhile, gift heartbreakingly moving performances in emotionally conveying the unthinkable sacrifices necessitated on the refugee journey.

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