A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home.
When workaholic Kay (Emily Mortimer) gets a call from the police that her elderly mother has been missing for a couple of days, she and her daughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) take a road trip to investigate. Edna is indeed absent but there are signs in the creepy house that things are amiss. No one listens to her on her return, something is not right in the house but putting Edna in a home is the main subject of conversation.
This is eerie, slow burn stuff with things said and unsaid seething through the interactions between these three generations of women. ‘Relic’ is intelligent, articulate storytelling. The mounting sense of dread gets under your skin and stays there.