Relic Teaser: Emily Mortimer leads horror Sundance darling
IFC Midnight has debuted a new trailer for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival horror darling Relic starring Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns, Lars and the Real Girl), which is currently slated for a July release! The trailer can be viewed in the player below!
Written and directed by Natalie Erika James in her feature debut, the film focused on elderly mother Edna as she inexplicably vanishes and sees her daughter Kay (Mortimer) and granddaugher Sam rush to their family’s decaying country home, finding clues of increasing dementia scattered around the house in her absence. After Edna returns just as mysteriously as she disappeared, Kay’s concern that her mother seems unwilling or unable to say where she’s been clashes with Sam’s unabashed enthusiasm to have her grandma back.
As Edna’s behavior turns increasingly volatile, both begin to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control of her. All three generations of women are brought together through trauma and a powerful sense of strength and loyalty to face the ultimate fear together.
Alongside Mortimer, the film’s cast includes Robyn Nevin (Top of the Lake, The Eye of the Storm), Bella Heathcoate (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Pieces of Her) and Jeremy Sanford (Satisfaction, Worst Year of My Life).
Relic is produced by Anna McLeish, Sarah Shaw, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, with the Russo Brothers, Mike Larocca, Todd Makurath, Wang Zhonqiun, Wang Zhonglei and Hu Junyi all attached as executive producers. The film, which made its debut to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in January, is set to hit theaters, should they be open, and VOD and digital platforms on July 10!