She could have been raising the baby for months in isolation and in a drug-fueled haze drowned her baby and returned home. The movie is not told linearly, but rather the final 2/3 are told in segments that jump back and forth through time. A curiously beguiling vision for those who can adjust to its almost tidal rhythms, even when it ventures into the mind's most abyssal places. She ingests psychedelic mushrooms, lets maggots wriggle around her toes, bathes in murky pond-water and … well, she does something else, best left unspoiled. It is all here. The plague was everywhere in Europe. The line between fantasy and reality begins to blur for a woman in 15th Century Austria. If you like it, don't steal it. That’s harder to say. In the dusk, strange figures stalk around the edges of the glade, men wearing the skins and heads of beasts. Then the public started using it and in the 1900s, “häxa” became synonymous with the pointed-hat witches. Boils, mice contaminating the water, and burning dead bodies sure seem to point towards Plague as the real killer in this film. Perhaps, she simply snapped and after seeing she had drowned her baby she decided waste not want not. She has a hallucination that she drowns in blood. Amazingly, Hagazussa is also Feigelfeld’s film school graduation project, and was partly financed with crowdfunding donations. They ended up hiring a storyboard artist to help the crew understand what they were talking about. Either option leads to the same result, her consuming the child as a final ritual of witchcraft and loyalty to the darkness. His nightmares as a child as well as thoughts of Paganism. She is now 100% expulsed from the community. Both are about daughters who lost their mothers when they were young, and who as adults, try to accept who they are while still dealing with that loss. Hagazussa is further distinguished through a patina derived from David Lynch and Panos Cosmatos—slow, deliberate, perpetually unsettling. It is the kind of self-disgust that creeps around in the shadows and invades your bones. Sean Connery dies at 90, Scottish actor played the original James Bond. Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse weaves a spooky supernatural story that should satisfy horror fans with more adventurous inclinations. With extreme prejudice. |, May 24, 2019 Maybe she was caught in this idea that she was a witch and had to do it. It is all those things and more. | Rating: 4/5 Christianity arrived in what is now Germany in the 5th Century but it would take another thousand years before it could truly say that it had driven out the spiritual traditions that preceded it. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. We did see her take the baby on several occasions when she was herding her goats so it stands to reason she would not leave a baby at home for hours while going to town. One of the most pivotal sections of the movie hinged on a betrayal by Swinda and a terrifying rape scene. Perhaps the reason she seems immobilized is the entire attack is nothing but a memory from a mind suffering from the abuse. The effect is jarring as complete silence, and ominous belted notes strain for dominance.The cast makes the most of extremely sparse dialogue. 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By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy Wind and animal sounds co-mingle in a potent mix of wildness. I think her mom did molest her, ya. Fight back? Maybe it was something to protect them, or a way to get revenge? In the final second before putting the infant into the swamp, Albrun looks down at her baby in horror. There's also this whole thing with the apple as symbol for temptation.). I think it's an incredible story of trauma and religion. It’s more of an unsettling mood piece, like “The Witch” or the classic 1922 Scandinavian occult inquiry “Häxan.” The movie’s chapters are like four short films — each mysterious and bordering on the abstract. The film reminds me a lot of another mostly-silent horror film that came out recently, EYES OF MY MOTHER. Lukas also wanted to tell the story of a mistreated, misunderstood, struggling young woman who’s pushed into confronting her fear and memory of her abusive mother. She’s cursed anyway so why not eat the evidence? I am not a fan of this theory, but I did wonder if the man actually strangled her. Coming Soon. What does hagazussa mean? It is a strange movie that is as beautiful to behold as it is horrendous to watch. Did she actually finger her daughter and smell it ? I don't know what it means symbolically though, it would make sense that she was possessed, especially because of her odd sudden stop in the snow towards the beginning. A church that seems half carved out of a rock face is walled with human skulls. She met Lukas in the DFFB, the German Academy of Film and Television in Berlin, and formed the production office, Retina Fabrik, with him in 2010. Her relationship with them is sensual, almost sexual. I just watched it and i was also confused by the story, loved the superb acting and the cinematography but there is something missing. For many reasons, this is a difficult one to answer. Though she's obviously lonely for human company, we get the sense that she doesn't see humans as significantly different from the rest of nature. As the TV/Streaming Editor for Signal Horizon, I love watching and writing about genre tv. In the first segment of the four-part supernatural horror film “Hagazussa,” a 15th century Austrian farm girl named Albrun watches her diseased mother slowly die. and the Terms and Policies, The plague could actually have nothing to do with her putting the dead rat in the river and peeing on it. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. Additionally, if you watch closely when Albrun is holding her dead infant in front of the fire strange shadows are cast on her face that makes her look as if she is transitioning from mother to daughter and back again.To call this movie odd would do it a disservice as it is more than just a trippy arthouse movie. Albrun develops sexual feelings for the "nice" girl (implied. The mother's skull whispers to Albrun. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Just watched it on Netflix. Maybe she was just tripping balls. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. | Rotten (1). Cinematographer Mariel Baqueiro allows the camera to linger on the macabre and the majestic alike. A frustrating genre pic that's just too dreary to be scary. A ritual reversed from the traditional ceremony performed on babies who have holy water ladled on their forehead by a man of God is twisted as only the back of Albrun’s hair is wetted by her and she stands naked with her hair pulled down over her face.

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