Emily Mortimer in Relic © Umbrella Entertainment (2020)
Emily Mortimer in Relic © Umbrella Entertainment (2020)
Relic © Umbrella Entertainment (2020)

ACMI presents

Relic + Q&A

Natalie Erika James | Australia, USA, China | 2020 | M

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Fri 17 Mar 2023

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Experience Relic on the big screen, followed by a Q&A with director Natalie Erika James.

When her elderly mother is reported missing, Kay (Emily Mortimer) and her daughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) rush to their family's isolated house to find it in a state of decay. However, when her mother reappears it's in an equally mysterious fashion, and it becomes apparent that she is in no state to care for herself any longer.

Curator's Note

Natalie Erika James' psychological horror treads a disarmingly sensitive path as three generations of women respond in different ways to the psychological decline of the eldest, Edna, played by Robyn Nevin. The monstrous and the humanistic intertwine in this amazingly assured debut feature.

Relic wowed audiences when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020 and due to the pandemic, it was fast-tracked to streaming platforms. This very special screening will mark the film's first theatrical screening in Australia and will be followed by a Q&A with Natalie Erika James.

– Reece Goodwin; Curator (Film & TV)

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Umbrella Entertainment
Courtesy: Umbrella Entertainment
Runtime: 89 min



Contains horror themes, violence and coarse language


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