A Banquet

  • Director Ruth Paxton
  • Country UK
  • Language English
  • Running time 97 minutes
  • Year 2021

Widowed mother Holly is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power.

Bound to her newfound faith Betsey refuses to eat, but loses no weight. In an agonising dilemma torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs.

A simmering, gradual build-up and an ever-increasing sense of dread permeate every surface in this powerful psychological horror that blends themes of grief, motherhood and growing up with a dark, multi-layered supernatural mystery.