“An almost absurdly delicious feminist revenge fantasy…Amulet is deeply, deliberately mysterious”
“Marks Romola Garai as an audacious new horror auteur”
Republic Film Distribution is proud to announce the release of Romola Garai’s chilling directorial debut, AMULET, in UK cinemas.
Following successful appearances at festivals including Sundance Film Festival, Sitges and Fantasy FilmFest, AMULET received its UK premiere at Frightfest Halloween before being released nationwide on 28th January 2022.
AMULET explores the story of Tomaz (Alec Secareanu: Gods own Country, Cannibal), an ex-soldier from an unnamed foreign conflict, living in strained circumstances in London. Haunted by his past, he is offered a place to stay in a decaying, claustrophobic house, inhabited by an enigmatic young woman (Carla Juri: Blade Runner: 2049, Wetlands) and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for his new companion, Tomaz cannot ignore his suspicion that something insidious might also be living alongside them
Having enjoyed widespread acclaim as an actor across film, television and stage for over twenty years, Romola Garai (Atonement, Amazing Grace, Emma, upcoming Earwig) initially turned her attention to directing with the release of the award-winning short film Scrubber in 2012. AMULET, Garai’s bold and daring debut feature has already enjoyed rapturous reactions from festival audiences and critics alike, with Variety dubbing the film, “Romola Garai’s striking directorial debut”.