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.