How is this for a slice of real life strangeness? In 2008 a story emerged about a homeless woman who had found her way into a recently widowed man's house. Unnoticed, she lived there for roughly a year, sleeping hidden in a closet and coming out only during the day, when the home owner was out, to shower and eat. She was only discovered when her 'host' installed security cameras in the house.
Taking that story as its launching point is Gustavo Mercado's Saturnalia
After losing his lifelong job as a metal workshop foreman and the sudden death of his wife, Richard, a man in his late sixties, is hell-bent on continuing to live life under his own terms. His estranged slacker son, Neil, sees things differently, since putting his father in a home would let him get his hands in his house; he soon concocts a plan to have him declared unfit to live by himself. Things get complicated when Edey, a homeless woman with a history of mental illness, sneaks into Richard's house and manages to live undetected by everyone. As Edey becomes increasingly obsessed with filling the void left by Richard's wife while protecting him from Neil's schemes, father and son are unwittingly forced to escalate their conflict, with disastrous consequences.
Check the teaser below.
Do you feel this content is inappropriate or infringes upon your rights? Click here
to report it, or see our DMCA policy