However, one villager, the mysterious Swinda, lures Albrun into an uneasy friendship, tempting her with sensual delights. The local church contains an ossuary, its walls lined with skulls and other bones.

Albrun is left alone to tend to her mother, whose physical and mental condition deteriorates rapidly, culminating in a sexual assault against her daughter.

As an adult, she is a single mother and a marked woman, outcast by a society twisted in deep-rooted superstitions and misogyny. Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse is a 2017 horror film written and directed by Lukas Feigelfeld in his feature directorial debut, and produced by Feigelfeld and Simon Lubinski. When a visiting Swinda notices it, she promptly leaves. The film takes place in a remote mountain village in the 15th-century Alps, and follows Aleksandra Cwen as Albrun, a goat-herder shunned by her fellow townspeople who finds herself in an uneasy friendship with a local villager.

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Paranoia & Superstition in 15th Century Europe. FIRE: In her cabin, as Albrun sleeps, a snake travels over her body.

They walk to town together. A Review of Hagazussa.

Albrun takes her mother's skull and places it in a corner of her cottage. She surrounds it with flowers and a candle. Copyright © 2020 Kult Cinema. As well as to understand what utterly evil things people were led to do while suffering from psychosis in the Middle Ages and being surrounded by superstition and religious prosecution. Later, the mother takes ill and is visited by a doctor and nun from a nearby town. The strange sounds continue as she masturbates. The film, an international co-production between Germany and Austria, premiered at Fantastic Fest i [1][2] According to Feigelfeld: "After researching about old pagan beliefs and folklore about witches, that were supposed to roam the mountain woods in those times, my interest was to develop a character that these folk tales would have branded as a witch, but to dig deeper into her psyche and see her as the traumatized, mistreated and finally delusional person that society constructed. Feigelfeld wrote, directed, and co-produced Hagazussa as his film school graduation project, partially financing it with crowdfunding donations.

[8] Brad Miska of Bloody Disgusting wrote that "Hagazussa is Germany's answer to The Witch that has stunning atmosphere mixed with brooding terror from start to finish".