Director: Natalie Erica James
the actor: Robin Nevin, Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote
Film Premiere: 19/2
Rank: 4 out of 5
I remember when we visited my great-grandmother, Grandma Ruth, at a dementia house.
I remember she didn’t remember me.
But she was such a warm person, generously offered from the box of chocolates that she forgot that we had just given it as a gift. When I was a 10-year-old girl, she ate greedily, but in the end I said no, because at least she’d leave some chocolate for herself. She was saying at the time, “But, think about what sweets the children don’t eat!”
Relic is a movie where dementia is much darker than in my nostalgic memories of Grandma Ruth.
Grandma Edna She still lives in her dark and gloomy home, when her adult daughter and granddaughter return home to take care of her. But soon enough, they begin to discover that both the house and Grandma Edna are about to change.
Forget. Is there anything scarier than that? You have known throughout your life who you are, where you live, and who you are married to or who your children are. Edna strives against forgetfulness, but loses a foothold and soon becomes terrified and terrified.
Relic knows how to make fear as great as Edna is in relatives. Because scarier than forgetful is maybe still standing on the sidelines and not being able to do anything about it?
Director Natalie Erica James She does a psychological horror at the same school with her compatriot Jennifer Kent, Papadoc’s principal. The fear that wants to show who we really are, is beyond all our defenses.
And James, who first appeared in a feature film, creates a disturbing atmosphere like a pro, much by clever cutting out unimportant everyday chores like vacuuming or throwing garbage.
Only when “leftover” He is about to lose himself in his metaphors, as when Edna’s house turns into a maze damaged by moisture, the corridors get smaller and smaller, and it ends up with something so beautiful that it soon gets forgotten.
One last act of sad love makes my tears flow and my memories about Grandma Ruth.