Das Horror-Highlight 2016 heisst THE WITCH

Schon jetzt ist klar, dass «The Witch» eines der Horror-Highlights von 2016 wird!

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2016 steht kurz vor den Türen, natürlich schauen wir gerne was die Film-Zukunft so mit sich bringt.

Eines der Horror-Highlights dürfte Robert Eggers «The Witch» werden. Der Film hat am diesjährigen Sundance Filmfestival für Furore gesorgt und hat in den USA mit A24 nun einen prominenten Film-Verleiher gefunden.

Kino-Start in den USA ist auf den 19. Februar 2016 datiert. Für die Schweiz ist zur Zeit noch nichts bekannt.

In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one familys frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.

New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

Writer/director Robert Eggers debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition — painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin — in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy — and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.


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