Krisha is a new film about a middle-aged woman who comes home for Thanksgiving after being away for many years. We don’t know why she left or where she’s been, but you can feel the tension in the air when she shows up with her luggage. It only gets worse from there.

Krisha is a low-budget movie that feels like an indie from the early 1970s. It won the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirits a couple of weeks ago, and the story certainly echos Cassavetes’ Woman Under the Influence.