Witchcraft through the Ages [Häxan]

Benjamin Christensen
1922. Silent
105 min.
Accompanied by Paul Goussot on the cinema organ

The history of witchcraft, Satanism and madness, from Antiquity to the age of psychoanalysis...

This film, which eludes any attempt to tie it down to a category, stands out for its blend of documentary and fiction, the real and the supernatural, and for the enormous cruelty of its stories. Its extraordinary visual power has clear references to painters such as Bosch, Breughel and Goya.

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