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Info: THE WITCH

THE WITCH (R)
1 hrs, 33 mins
RELEASE:
02/19/2016
CAST:
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson
DIRECTOR:
Robert Eggers

TICKETS / Boston / Kendall Square Cinema

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In this exquisitely made and terrifying folk horror tale—the debut feature from writer/director Robert Eggers (The Northman, The Lighthouse)—the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 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 (Anya Taylor-Joy, "The Queen's Gambit") 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. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Best Director Prize in U.S. Narrative, Eggers painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria.

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