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Häxan Witchcraft through the ages

With introduction and conversation with the public by Luis Aller, screenwriter and film director.

Masterpiece of the witchcraft film genre. A surprising and pioneering mix of documentary and dramatic fiction, which juxtaposes rites and customs from the Middle Ages and the early 20th century to dialogue with our present. An imposing review of the world of occultism, black magic and witchcraft, through several centuries, to draw a panorama that can be as fascinating as it is shocking. Based in part on a 15th century German manual for inquisitors.

Luis Aller, filmmaker and film popularizer, combines his activity as a film teacher with film direction. His first feature film “Barcelona, Lamento” (1989) won the Sant Jordi award for Best First Work. With “Transeúntes”, his second feature film, the result of 22 years of work, he obtained recognition for Best Film in the Official Resistencias Selection of the Seville European Film Festival in 2015. A teacher of several generations of filmmakers, he has taught for more of three decades in different schools and universities and in 2009 he founded Bande à Part, a Film School in Barcelona. Through the series "Històries del Cinema", in Betevé and now in Filmin, his work as a cinematographic popularizer has been known to the general public.

Benjamin Christensen
Elisabeth Christensen, Benjamin Christensen, Kate Fabian, Ella La Cour, Emmy Schönfeld, Karen Winther, Oscar Stribolt, Gerda Madsen, Astrid Holm
Sweden
1922
Sweden
Spanish
105

Crew

ScreenwriterBenjamin Christensen