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THE WITCH

by Robert Eggers

synopsis

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.

international title: The Witch
original title: The Witch
country: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil
sales agent: Universal Pictures International Production [US]
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Robert Eggers
film run: 90'
release date: UK 11/02/2016
screenplay: Robert Eggers
cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
cinematography by: Jarin Blaschke
film editing: Louise Ford
art director: Craig Lathrop
costumes designer: Linda Muir
music: Mark Korven
production: Rooks Nest Entertainment, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Pulse Films, Parts and Labor [US], RT Features [BR], Code Red Productions [US], Scythia Films [CA], Mott Street Pictures [US], Special Projects [US]
distributor: Universal Pictures International Spain