Joy (Max Eigenmann), an undocumented Filipina cleaner moving from house to house in London with her impetuous daughter Grace in tow, is saving up her meagre cash payments to get a visa and a more stable home for them both. Stuck in a roundabout of precarious employment, deportation fears and casual, constant put-downs by her employers, Joy cannot afford to stand still. A dreamy gig looking after a mansion and its bed-bound owner (David Hayman) turns out to be too-good-to-be-true when Joy starts suspecting the owner is being slowly poisoned…
Writer-director Paris Zarcilla’s debut film elegantly balances gothic horror and social drama, producing an unholy child of a film that provokes as much as it spooks.
Length: 99 minutes
Language: English, Tagalog
Date: 29th December 2023
“A FIRST-RATE SUSPENSER WITH A SOCIOPOLITICAL SOUL”
“A POWERFUL SOCIAL COMMENTARY”
— The Hollywood Reporter