Nothing can quite prepare for such an unorthodox film as Malady, a bold and dreamlike tale of unconventional romance, long-buried secrets, and the possessive intensity of familial bonds.
To fulfil the last wish of her deceased mother, grieving Holly seeks out love and finds it in Matthew; their relationship swiftly becomes very close and all-encompassing. After receiving the news of Matthew’s ailing mother, both arrive to provide care in her final days, only to be faced with a nightmarish reality spiralling out of control.
Giving a whole new meaning to the proverbial “keeping it in the family,” Jack James’ debut feature is as haunting as it is brilliant – a piece of cinematic art exhibiting sheer audacity and singularity of vision, bound to move and provoke.
Written by Liva Petersone.