Anna and the Dead

Peter Goddard, 2017, 103 mins

It’s probably all in your head

When her parents decide to separate, sixteen year old Anna Brooks, a narcoleptic, is sent to spend the summer in a small coastal town with her aunt and uncle, Jennifer and David, who hold some very antiquated values. Suffering traumatic hallucinations, Anna also witnesses several bizarre and sinister incidents involving the townspeople, creating palpable feelings of paranoia and anxiety, and leaving Anna unsure of who to turn to for help.

UK fans of a certain age will enjoy the irony of the teacher being played by someone more famous for being a student themselves…

“Its dark undertones and haunting climax show why independent cinema is the force to reckon with” –