London in 1880, in the middle of the Victorian era. Shop assistant Constance, who lost her parents at an early age, falls in love with doctor and vivisectionist Dr Joseph Barton. When their daughter Angelica is born the pair is overjoyed, but the birth almost costs the young mother her life. From no on she must practise sexual abstinence - she is to think of herself as a beautiful garden enclosed by a tall iron fence. Before long her bid to suppress her desires and erotic feelings give birth to demons. A ghostly being emerges from Constance's hysterical fantasy; the spirit penetrates closed closed doors, terrorising the sleeping child and her fragile mother. When an assistant with parapsychological skills is called to their home, their middle-class world finally falls apart...
FILM FESTIVALS & AWARDS
NOMINATED - Berlin International Film Festival 2015 - Panorama Section
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Mill Valley Film Festival 2015 - U.S. Premiere
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Sitges Films Festival 2015
"This is an alternately handsome and harrowing ghost story, about a civilized society haunted by its own unspeakable needs." Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times
"The film is elegantly put together, and while not an easy one to bracket its sheer of unworldly unusualness makes it worth taking a look at." Mark Adams, Screen International