A house haunted, as much by death, as by secrets.

Evelyn, a young Filipina nurse, is living on an isolated estate while taking care of Dena, the aging matriarch of a Texas family.

As Dena slips deeper into dementia, Evelyn begins to sense something ominous lurking behind the walls. Is the house a conduit for supernatural forces? Or is she just hearing things? As Evelyn’s paranoia pushes her to uncover her employer’s awful past, she may not be prepared for the havoc her curiosity will unlock.





Xia Magnus

Xia Magnus

Film Exchange

Mark Khalife


Year of production:


Gosia Grzyb C.S.I., SKF


100 min.

Festivals & awards

Slamdance Film Festival
Nominated Best Narrative Feature
Xia Magnus

 A melancholy psychological thriller, Sanzaru plays with themes of mortality, abuse, the afterlife, and the hell that we all ultimately trap ourselves in despite our best efforts. It’s not the most elegant at times, but its aim is consistently sincere. Populated by adequate performances, a sincere message, and a writer, director who is aiming for real storytelling and a message, Sanzaru is worth your time.

–  Norman Gidney

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