By Nikyatu JUSU


Horror - Completed 2021

A young Senegalese newcomer to New York is haunted by violent visions while working as a nanny and planning for the arrival of her own son, in writer-director Nikyatu Jusu’s mystical feature debut exploring the dangerous allure of the American Dream in the immigrant experience.

& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2022
U.S. Dramatic Competition
Toronto - TIFF 2022
Special Presentations
    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Horror, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nikyatu JUSU
    • Synopsis
    • Undocumented immigrant Aisha lands a job nannying for the daughter of a wealthy Manhattan couple. While she easily wins the affection of young Rose, she also finds herself caught up in the rocky marriage between the girl’s controlling mom and woke photojournalist dad. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind in Senegal, Aisha hopes her precarious job will allow her to bring him into the U.S. and the life she has carefully pieced together. Just as his arrival finally feels imminent, a supernatural presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality.