Of Speak no evil at Masterhorror had a phenomenal year at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. However, the one that completely stood out from the crowd was the Nikyatu Jusu directed Nanny.
The film was big enough to win the American Drama Grand Jury Prize, making Jusu the first black woman to win the award. After its historic festival, Nanny was eventually picked up by Amazon Studios and Blumhouse productions.
One Of The Most Anticipated Horror Movies To Release This Year, Here’s Everything We Know About Nanny.
What is the release date of Nanny?
Amazon Studios releases Nanny premieres in theaters November 23 in the United States. Next, Nanny hits Prime Video on December 16.
Whether the film is scheduled to be released in cinemas in the UK is TBD, although we assume it will be available on Prime Video everywhere from 16 December.
What is the plot of Nanny?
Here is the synopsis of Nanny:
“In this fable of psychological horror of displacement, Aisha, a recent immigrant from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of a wealthy couple living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will offer her the chance to take her to the United States, but becomes increasingly disturbed by the family’s unstable home life. As her arrival nears, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American Dream that she is painstakingly assembling.”
Talk with Indiewire (opens in a new tab) earlier this year, Jusu mentioned wanting to flip the horror genre on its head.
“I knew I didn’t want to tell a straightforward genre story,” Jusu said. “I wanted to remix this story of a domestic experience with the genre. A lot of movies that I love do that. I wanted to remix the American immigrant experience with the genre. A lot of people have a way of doing that – that you were raised by a nanny or your mother was one.”
From now on, a trailer for Nanny is not yet available.
Who is in the cast of Nanny?
We‘ Star Anna Diop plays the lead role of Aïcha. Michelle Monagan (echoes, The job: inheritance) and Morgan Spector(Golden age) are the wealthy couple of Amy and Adam. Sinqua Walls (Friday Night Lights American Soul)Leslie Uggams(dead Pool) and Rose Decker (Easttown Mare) also plays in supporting roles.
Nanny reviews – what the reviews say
So far, Nanny benefits from an 89% “Fresh” rotten tomatoes (opens in a new tab)with a conscious and critical saying:
“Led by the strong central performance of Anna Diop, the cleverly disturbing Nanny is a promising start for writer-director Nikyatu Jusu.”
In a positive review of Gasoline magazine (opens in a new tab)contributor Aramide Tinubu praised the film as “a wealth of solid performances and exquisite cinematography”, while mentioning that “the American Dream’s themes of motherhood, exploitation and lying will no doubt spark conversation”.
On Metacritic (opens in a new tab)the film has a score of 66. Contributor Lisa Wong Macabasco with The Guardian (opens in a new tab) proclaiming that Nanny “packs a rather toothless punch” and “feels loosely put together”.