Director: Nikyatu Jusu Run Time: 98 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Spector, Rose Decker, Sinqua Walls
Country: United States
Language: English, Wolof
About the film:
Grand Jury Prize winner, 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
Aisha, an undocumented immigrant, lands a job as a nanny for a wealthy Manhattan couple. As she prepares for the arrival of the son she left behind in Senegal, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening to destroy the American Dream she is painstakingly piecing together.
About the filmmaker:
Nikyatu Jusu is a Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker whose storytelling draws from African Diasporic mythology/folklore and contemporary social issues affecting historically marginalized communities. At the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, her debut feature Nanny (2022) won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic competition, making it the first horror film to ever win this award at the Festival. Her award-winning short films include African Booty Scratcher (2008), Flowers (2015) and Suicide by Sunlight (2019). Jusu earned a B.A. from Duke University in Literature and Film and an M.F.A. in Film Production from NYU’s Tisch Graduate Film Program, where she was awarded the Spike Lee Fellowship and the Princess Grace Narrative Film Grant. In 2022, she received the inaugural Motion Picture Association Creator Award.See our upcoming films