A CFC RELEASE | A BEYOND THE BAR PRODUCTION | UK | 2022 | 121 MINS | NR
The Renata Road follows an anonymous man arrives at a nightmarish hotel with no memory of his identity or purpose. Plagued by insomnia, he walks the deserted corridors and common rooms, under constant surveillance from the rules-obsessed Manager; haunted by his wheelchair-bound wife and repeatedly tempted by their impulsive, vicious son and their shy, beautiful daughter, the hotel’s maid.
Gradually, as the reluctant stranger encounters the Renata’s few other guests, each a seeming embodiment of his own darker desires, he discovers that they’re united with the family in a violent, sexual conspiracy, that has the shy, young maid at its heart.
Now he must fight the escalating madness of the hotel’s denizens to save the girl, and solve the mystery of the Renata, and with it, the secret of his own identity.
C.J. de Mooi
Best Feature Film
Mindfield Film Festival
“A landmark moment for British independent cinema“
Jack Smit, thejacksmit.com