Director: Rodrigo Gudino | Canada | 2012 | 81 mins
After the death of his estranged mother Rosalind (Vanessa Redgrave), antiques collector Leon Leigh (Aaron Poole) travels to the house where she spent her last days; a dwelling that was the centre for a cult dedicated to the worship of angels. Leon soon comes to suspect that his mother’s oppressive spirit stills lingers within the walls and that she is using the objects in the house – particularly the numerous statues of angels – to make contact with him. As Leon becomes aware of other less-benign supernatural forces that are closing in, he must decipher the nature of his mother’s urgent message before it’s too late.
With a slow-burning style that recalls the likes of Don’t Look Now and The Changeling, Rodrigo Gudino’s debut feature film is an acutely creepy and emotionally resonant examination of faith, loss and the connections that remain even after death.