"The spirits are trying to warn you."
What exactly Aisha (Anna Diop) needs to be cautioned about remains to be revealed, but the first trailer for Nanny previews plenty of supernatural frights in this story of a Senegalese immigrant who takes a job as a caretaker for an affluentfamily in New York City.
Diop's Aisha is a single mother who left her home country with hopes of finding a job that would earn her the money to bring her son to the U.S. But she finds herself increasingly unsettled working in the home of a well-to-do white woman (Michelle Monaghan), as issues of race, gender and class are made manifest in a violent presence that invades her life and threatens Aisha's chance of achieving the American dream.
The feature debut of writer-director Nikyatu Jusu, Nanny won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize when it premiered during this year's Sundance Film Festival — the first horror film to do so and only the second time this honor has been bestowed upon a Black female director .
Nanny is also set to screen during this year's Toronto International Film Festival before opening in theaters on Nov. 23 and streaming on Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 16. Watch the trailer below.