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The Juniper Tree (N/C 12+)

27-28 February

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

Details

A teenage Björk  leads this dreamy, meditative and melancholic feature. A feminist slant upon the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale which follows two sisters (Margit & Katla) wandering the Icelandic wilderness after their mother is burned as a witch. To ensure their safety, Katla marries a widowed man living with his son. Yet as the son grows ever more resentful at the presence of the sisters, tensions rise before things take a turn for the macabre. An impassioned turn from Björk is just one of many aspects to recommend in this lost gem, a Bergman-esque journey into the past. Thanks to Arbelso Films

  • Director Nietzchka Keene
  • Cast Björk, Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir, Valdimar Örn Flygenring
  • Country Iceland
  • Year of Production 1990
  • Running Time 1h18m
  • Certificate N/C 12+
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