CAST: Imelda Staunton, Carla Juri, Angeliki Papoulia DIRECTOR: Romola Garai VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES | WATCH NOW
Amulet, written and directed by Romola Garai, explores the story of Tomaz, an ex soldier from an unnamed foreign conflict, living in strained circumstances in London. Haunted by his past, he is offered a place to stay in a decaying, claustrophobic house, inhabited by an enigmatic young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for his new companion, Tomaz cannot ignore his suspicion that something insidious might also be living alongside them.
It's an evocative, confident debut, recalling the metaphorical horror of Jennifer Kent's The Babadook or Babak Anvari's Under The Shadow, even as it announces the arrival of a singular new voice.Toussaint Egan, AV Club
It's an impressive first feature, and while fans of zippy midnight movies might balk at its slow-burn opening act, the film eventually builds to some nutso body horror and a strong sense of mythology that announces Garai's arrival as a filmmaker to watch.Kate Erbland, indieWire