The Witch (2015)
Director: Robert Eggers Run Time: 92 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2015
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ellie Grainger, Harvey Scrimshaw, Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson
Country: United States, Canada, United Kingdom
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About the film:
In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and crops mysteriously fail, the family turns on one another.
“An atmospheric chiller rooted in the fertile soil of religious zealotry, social isolation and original sin.”
—Mark Kermode for Observer (UK)
About the filmmaker:
Born in New England, Robert Eggers started off in theater, directing several classic plays. His career as a short film director and art director led to two features, his 2015 debut film The Witch, which earned him numerous accolades including Best Director at Sundance and Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards, and the 2019 Academy Award-nominated The Lighthouse, which also won a FIPRESCI prize at Cannes.
Eggers’ latest film, The Northman (2022), is an epic Viking-age saga that premiered to critical acclaim.See our upcoming films