Capital Celluloid 2020 — Day 88: Fri Oct 9

Relic (James, 2020): BFI Player, 8.45pm

64th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (7th - 18th October 2020) DAY 3

Every day (from October 7th to October 18th) I will be selecting the best London Film Festival each day that you can catch on the BFI Player service. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need.

Relic review: After receiving word that her elderly mother has gone missing, Kay (Emily Mortimer) and her daughter Sam return to their family home in the hope of uncovering clues to Edna’s disappearance. But as Kay searches the dilapidated house she left many years before, her mother mysteriously reappears, seemingly unable – or perhaps unwilling – to offer an explanation as to where she has been. As tensions grow between Kay and her daughter, Edna’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and volatile, causing fears that something more insidious might be at play. At once a heart-breaking allegory for the debilitating effects of dementia and a no holds barred exercise in pure horror, Natalie Erika James’ immensely satisfying directorial debut may give you sleepless nights, but it also offers much to think about. Michael Blyth

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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