NANNY (TIFF 2022) – Review by Cate Marquis

Nanny speaks to feminist issues, racial ones, and immigrant experiences as well as the perennial American Dream, making it an ambitious and worthy drama with creative reach. Writer-director Nikyatu Jusu’s thoughtfully mixes drama with mystical surreal sequences about a Senegalese mother working as a nanny in the U.S. while worrying about her own young son back in her home country. Nanny is a worthy, intriguing film, but one where its reach at times exceeds its grasp, although it mostly hits its target straight on.

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