This question is about the movie "Marrowbone" (2017) (orig.: "El secreto de Marrowbone") by Sergio Sánchez.
Almost at the end of the movie, the lawyer Tom is at the attic and searches for money. He is removing a blanket and finds the mummies of the three younger Marrowbone siblings arranged side by side.
My question is: who arranged them and put the blanket there?
I see two options, but I find neither of them completely satisfying for the following reasons:
This was done by the father - he had the opportunity.
He is portrayed as merciless, cruel and monstrous. However, the arrangement of the bodies and covering them appears to me like a very simple "funeral" - something that would be done by a caring and emphatic person. This is nothing I would expect from him - while eating/cannibalising (parts of) them them would fit to his character and his situation (why catching doves when you have human bodies around?!).
Jack arranged and "buried" them under the blanket - he would care enough to do something like that.
- He would have had to deal (fight) with his father again to do so and survive this without killing him.
- He would have had to deal with reality and the dead of his siblings. However, the point of the story is that he completely denies their dead.
What am I missing?