Director: Nikyatu Jusu Run Time: 98 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022 Language: English; Wolof w/ English Subtitles
Starring: Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Spector, Rose Decker, Sinqua Walls
Tagline: Aisha is an undocumented nanny working for a privileged couple in New York City. As she prepares for the arrival of the son she left behind in West Africa, a violent presence invades her reality, threatening the American Dream she is painstakingly piecing together.
Synopsis: In this psychological horror fable of displacement, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector) living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the chance to bring him to the U.S., but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family’s volatile home life. As his arrival approaches, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.
“Nikyatu Jusu understands the horror genre and how to use subtlety, mystery, and color to create atmospheric tension.” – Deadline Hollywood Daily
“Nikyatu Jusu’s feature debut is a masterclass in how to do this kind of horror right.” – Autostraddle
“It’s the kind of film where the viewer loses sense of time itself, mesmerized by the beauty and melancholy of each shot.” – The Hollywood Reporter
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