The Vigil (2020)

For his feature debut, writer and director Keith Thomas crafts an unsettling chamber piece that unfolds across one night. It follows Yakov (Dave Davis), a man who is struggling with his new lifestyle. Having left his Orthodox Jewish community, he’s slowly adapting to things such as using a mobile phone, and speaking to women. Lacking in funds, he’s persuaded to sit vigil over a dead body, but finds himself facing a malevolent entity. My review of The Vigil is available to read over at Bloody Good Screen, check it out.