The Ark of the Witch is a surreal psychological mystery and step into a world where there seems to be no boundary between earth and the ancient pagan realm of the mythological underworld of...
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The Ark of the Witch is a surreal psychological mystery and step into a world where there seems to be no boundary between earth and the ancient pagan realm of the mythological underworld of Finland's Kalevala, Tuonela. For thousands of years, one family, one bloodline, has been burdened with the care of a relic that maintains the balance between both realms. A relic, inadvertently brought to America from Finland in 1911, now forgotten in the cellar of a northern Michigan farm. Karl Antilla's refuge on a northern Michigan farm quickly becomes an ingress of the Finnish pagan underworld as the ancient relic he discovers illuminates the true nature of his own bloodline.Written by
The Ark of The Witch - Great title, sadly the best part of the production. I'm not overly critical as a rule, but I have to balance out the other 2 reviews a bit. I understand these are fledgling filmmakers; you have to start somewhere and it's a fine first effort. HOWEVER, the whole 'Art' thing the other two reviewers are referring to is non-existent. The film starts off about 100 years ago, then switches to the present; why oh WHY do they apply an 'old film' effect to the -entire movie-?! It makes no sense and adds nothing. Also, poor sound, the bane of low-budget film, is evident. Random double/multiple image shots abound which don't help make sense of what you're seeing at all. Special effect should serve a purpose; here it just seems like they thought it looked cool so let's throw it in there. I could go on (and on) but I think you get the idea.
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