A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home.
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Complete credited cast:
Robyn Nevin ... Edna
Emily Mortimer ... Kay
Bella Heathcote ... Sam
Steve Rodgers ... Constable Mike Adler
Chris Bunton ... Jamie
Robin Northover Robin Northover ... Elderly Man
Catherine Glavicic ... Doctor Stanley
Christina O'Neill Christina O'Neill ... Grace
John Browning John Browning ... Nursing Home Man
Jeremy Stanford ... Alex
Ellie Dewhurst Ellie Dewhurst ... Figure
Isabella Clegg Isabella Clegg ... Figure
Alex Cotterell Alex Cotterell ... Figure
Charly Thorn Charly Thorn ... Figure


When elderly mother Edna inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam 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 behavior turns increasingly volatile, both begin to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control of her. With RELIC, first-time writer/director Natalie Erika James crafts an unforgettable new spin on the haunted-house movie. Written by IFC Midnight

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some horror violence/disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Although they portray mother and daughter Emily Mortimer is only 16 years older than Bella Heathcote. See more »


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Written and Performed by Al Hazan
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Oh my. What a lovely work.
11 July 2020 | by michaeljpfitzgeraldSee all my reviews

It's so rare that anyone uses the horror genre to tell you something you needed to know about life. I'm absolutely overwhelmed at how elegantly this film horrified me, how totally it drew me in, and the *work* being done by the cast.

A really beautiful, touching, absolutely terrifying movie, that hit me across nearly every note. My gosh. Worth a watch.

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Release Date:

10 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Relic See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$192,352, 5 July 2020

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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