News / 19 June 2020

Critically Praised Aussie Horror RELIC To Premiere On STAN!

Filmmaker Natalie Erika James‘ debut feature RELIC was met with strong critical praise following its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January however COVID-19 got in the way of a festival run the film rightly deserved.

Australian distributor Umbrella Entertainment have struck a deal with local streaming service STAN whereby the film will now premiere as a STAN Original on the platform the very same day as its release in the United States, on July 10th.

When elderly mother Edna (Robyn Nevin) inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) rush to their family’s decaying country home, finding clues of her 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 behaviour 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.

RELIC streaming on STAN from July 10th.