Oona, a young woman dealing with the loss of her mother, returns to her childhood home in the countryside to dispose of her mother’s belongings.There she encounters Mani, a mysterious homeless man whom she invites to stay in her garden shed. Despite the space between them, Oona and Mani gradually form an unusual bond.
Stranger Things is the story of an unexpected encounter which leads to a surprising friendship between a vulnerable young woman and a streetwise homeless man. It is set in a remote village on the south coast of England: a place where the usual suspicion and indifference of modern life exist, but where quiet and isolation allow them to have less of a hold.
Stranger Things is the first feature film by Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal. It was filmed with a light, fast-moving crew and shot in script order. The filmmakers directed the actors using untraditional methods: collaborating with them to build their characters and back-stories. The result is an unusually delicate, intimate and surprising film.
Stranger Things won the Grand Jury Prizes at Slamdance and at the Woodstock Film Festival, as well as Best UK Feature at Raindance. It was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Time Out New York starred Stranger Things as a “film to catch.” Filmmaker Magazine called it “a delicately beautiful debut feature” and Variety said “In delicate, dignified, soulful ‘Stranger Things,’ writers-directors Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal show a genuine gift for visual storytelling and emotion… its theme – the capacity of the heart to make connections, under odd and unlikely circumstances – harbors something titanic.”