It’s clear who the real witches are in this Slovakian folk horror.

Sarlotta (Natalia Germani) returns to an isolated Slovakian village after leaving it years ago following a traumatic childhood incident. Her growing friendship with an enigmatic herbalist provokes mistrust and persecution from the locals, many of whom believe she is a witch, a charge previously brought against her mother. Truth or misogyny in an enclosed society?

Set in lush, mist-shrouded woodland teeming with snakes and wolves and with some vivid psychedelic fantasy sequences, this dark allegorical chiller recalls the powerful imagery of films such as Neil Jordan’s The Company Of Wolves and Robert Eggers The Witch.

“Nvotová and co-writer Barbora Namerova smartly deploy the witchy elements in this slow-burn chiller to explore themes of violence and misogyny”

– The Upcoming

  Sat 16th Sept – 8:30pm
  106 mins
Country: Slovakia / Czech Republic
Language: Slovak
Year: 2022
Genre: Drama
Recommended: 18+

Director: Tereza Nvotova

Cast: Natalia Germani, Eva Mores, Juliana Olhova


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