This uncanny and unnerving fable—adapted from a short by Quarxx, here making his feature directorial debut—takes as its subject the moral, psychological, and practical consequences of lingering guilt and festering familial resentment, and the havoc they wreak on a mind in isolation. The exquisitely restrained story centers on Simon (Jean-Luc Couchard), a brooding, haunted factory worker who cares for his disabled and severely disfigured sister while preparing for the long-awaited arrival of mysterious visitors who just might be the siblings’ salvation.