Wyrd War summons all witches to their fourth annual Walpurgisnacht celebration of the “dark feminine” in film! Powerful, possessed, and persecuted, the cinematic representation of witchy women is always a kaleidoscopic journey through the looking glass of gender politics and psychosexual fantasy. Lukas Feigelfeld’s HAGAZUSSA: A HEATHEN’S CURSE (2017) is a slow-burning supernatural drama in the phantasmagoric neo-mythic tradition of Lars von Trier’s ANTICHRIST and Robert Eggers’ THE WITCH, seething with meditative ritual and glacial dread. High on the snow-swept Alps of 15th century Austria, a mother dies of a mysterious illness, leaving her daughter Albrun to be raised as an outcast orphan by nearby superstitious villagers. Coming of age as an isolated single mother herself, Albrun hears the dark woods of the heath call her name as she slides inexorably toward her terrible and terrifying destiny. Beautifully imagined and crafted, HAGAZUSSA is hauntingly transcendent on the big screen!
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