The dark legend of the young woman Albrun and her struggle to preserve her own sanity, and tries to explore the fine line between ancient magic, faith and madness at a time when pagan beliefs in witches and nature spirits spread fear and terror in the minds of the rural population.Written by
If you wish to understand and absorb this very well made and thoroughly rich film you need to change your viewpoint and leave the 21st century behind you. This is not a film for people who wish to be entertained in the common sense. It is definitely entertaining though.
The first thing is the craft of the film. It is as good as it gets as a an art form. Filming at its best. To those people who gave this film low scores for whatever reasons, I can understand your frustration but then again I can not agree with your absolute lack of maturity. This is a masterpiece exactly because it does not fall into the modern genre or even closely relates to it. It is from THEN! What better way to express it.
Cwen does a brilliant job interpreting the script and kudos must be given to the director for his craft and his vision. The only thing left is to discuss the story.
I an not venturing there because then I would be destroying your opportunity to gather your own impressions. This is not an easy experience nor should it be. This is mountain folklore from the darkest of times and from the darkest of our human condition. Stripped of all modern idioms, what a great experience. To those people like myself who grew up in the mountains, we know what it is that makes this so great. It is our first touch of the damp moss when we were just starting to crawl.
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