Witchcraft Through the Ages
To appreciate the full magic of it, don’t miss this great work of cinema on the big screen.
Dir Benjamin Christensen
With Benjamin Christensen, Clara Pontoppidan, Oscar Stribolt, Maren Pedersen
*With live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos. **With Matti Bye Ensemble score.
Even upon release, Häxan’s status as a great work of cinema was never under question, but its ‘unadulterated horror’ led some critics to consider it ‘unfit for public exhibition.’ Part documentary, part re-enactment, this silent, well-researched study of witchcraft and superstition adopts a subversive, surrealist approach that makes it both a chilling curio and a masterpiece in its own right.
The screening on Saturday 12 January* will feature live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos, while the screening on Saturday 19 January** features the Matti Bye Ensemble score.