The BanterFlix Film Society launches its Dark Hedges Movie Club with a screening of Jacob M Erwa’s tense psychodrama Homesick.
Passion and insanity are dark neighbours!
Four walls, two people, one happiness! That is what ambitious young cello student Jessica (played by newcomer Esther Maria Pietsch) has in mind when she moves into a new apartment with her boyfriend Lorenz: but as the talented musician prepares to represent Germany in a prestigious musical competition, a sense of paranoia descends upon her as she comes convinced that the elderly couple who live in the apartment above them have dark intentions towards the young couple.
Homesick recalls the claustrophobic tension of early Polanski and work of Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke. Jacob M Erwa’s feature slowly descends into the realm of horror as Jessica’s beautiful apartment becomes an oppressive prison of her own creation.