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Many refugee stories end in the same place: a safe (if slightly bewildering) new home. And that’s where His House begins, with a Sudanese couple arriving in a quiet English town for their "happily ever after." But as their acclimation process falters, we realize that there's more to blame than cross-cultural misunderstanding. Things begin to go disastrously wrong. “Screaming nightmares” wrong. “Blood magic” wrong. And then, it gets much, much worse.

In his debut film, writer/director Remi Weekes performs a truly stunning feat of genre alchemy. He transforms the sort of real-world atrocities that too many people find ways to ignore into unhinged, capital H Horror. These ghosts are real, and all the more terrifying because of it. Weekes keeps us all on a razor’s edge, aided by stellar cinematography and a brilliant cast, led by Wunmi Mosaku and Sope Dirisu.

His House is an honest account of the human cost of the worldwide refugee crisis. It's also one of the scariest movies you'll ever see. The true horror is that one leads so naturally into the other.

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY Midnight

COUNTRY United Kingdom

RUN TIME 93 min

LANGUAGE English and Dinka

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY New Regency Productions

EMAIL nlehmann@newregency.com

PHONE (310) 369-8300

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Artist Bio

Remi Weekes

Remi Weekes is a British director and screenwriter who has recently written and directed his debut feature His House for New Regency and BBC Films. Before this he wrote and directed the short film Tickle Monster, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. Weekes’s work in commercial campaigns and experimental films has garnered awards at the Cannes Advertising Festival and exhibitions worldwide. He studied film at the London College of Communication at the University of the Arts London.