Púca Festival | Häxan (Film with Live Score)

  • 1st Nov
  • 20:00
  • €12|€10
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Friday 1st November

Dir: Benjamin Christensen | 1922 | Sweden | Cert: 15

Captions in Swedish | Translated to English

With vivid depictions of witch persecutions and medieval sorcery Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan (The Witches) is a legendary silent horror. Once banned in the USA and unseen for decades, Häxan blends horror, documentary, animation and woodcuts to paint a lurid picture of witchcraft through the ages. Featuring the director himself as a disturbingly Grinch-like Devil, the film immerses us into a world of torture and superstition while suggesting that witch persecution was a medieval response to mental illness.

For this special PÚCA Festival screening, a new score has been created by Dublin-based musician Matthew Nolan who has produced new music for several award-winning Irish films including Exile in Hell, Runners and Somewhere Down the Line.

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