A Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance earlier this year, Nanny is a different brand of horror film than usually arrives around this time. Rather than a masked killer chasing his victims with a chainsaw, or a group of teens trapped in a cabin in the woods, this film deals with the horrors of being an immigrant in a strange land.
Marking the directorial debut of Nikyatu Jusu, Nanny stars Anna Diop as Aisha, a young woman from Senegal who has found a job in the U.S. caring for the child of a wealthy, white family. But as Aisha works to bring to the U.S. the son she left behind, she is also haunted by nightmarish visions that threaten to destroy everything she has attempted to build.
Joining Diop in the cast are Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls, Morgan Spector, Rose Decker, and the great Leslie Uggams.
Nanny will hit theaters on November 23rd, followed by Prime Video on December 16th.
In this psychological horror fable of displacement, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector) living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the chance to bring him to the U.S., but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family’s volatile home life. As his arrival approaches, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.