HAGAZUSSA – A HEATHEN'S CURSE
HAGAZUSSA - DER HEXENFLUCH
Germany, Austria; 2017; 102 min; German language with English and Slovenian subtitles
Thursday, July 12 at 21.00h CULTURE HOUSE CINEMA
Friday, July 13 at 23.00h CULTURE HOUSE CINEMA
Written and directed by: Lukas Feigelfeld
Cinematography by: Mariel Baqueiro
Music by: MMMD
Cast: Claudia Martini, Celina Peter, Aleksandra Cwen,
Tanja Petrovsky, Haymon Maria Buttinger, Thomas Petruo
Produced by: Simon Lubinski
Production Companies: DFFB, Retina Fabrik
A young goatherd living in a remote hut in the mountain woods witnesses the gruesome dying of her mother. 15 years later, now a mother herself, she slowly begins to discover a dark presence lurking in the old woods. Will she be able to escape from the grip of evil?
If you were drawn into the abyss of rural horror with Robert Eggers' The Witch at our 2016 edition, then the Austrian director Lukas Feigefeld's debut film will take you over the edge of madness and psychological dread with its stunning display of pagan beliefs and hopeless cruelty of life in the Alps in the 15th century. Hagazussa (actually a school graduation project, partially financed by crowdfunding) is a prime example of arty folk-horror for the 21st century which will continue to haunt you long after the screening.