Essie Davis

The Babadook

28 Nov, 2014

In this thriller, directed by Jennifer Kent, Davis plays Amelia, a mother struggling to discipline her ‘out-of-control’ six-year-old son after the death of her husband. Samuel, her son, dreams of a monster that is coming to kill them both. Co-starring Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman and Tim Purcell.

I think a lot of women and mothers will recognise themselves in the film. So many mothers think they are bad mothers – all of us do make stupid mistakes sometimes, and speak in some appalling way to our child, and often know instantly what a profound mistake that we have made.

The Babadook (2014) Official Trailer

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