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Release Date: 15 Oct 2021

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Witness Bjork's film debut in this startling rewrite of a Brothers Grimm tale

A hit on its premiere at Sundance, Nietzchka Keene’s debut feature is also the first film for Icelandic singer Björk (billed here by her full name, Björk Guðmundsdóttir). Adapted from a tale by the Brothers Grimm — one of the gnarly unexpurgated ones, it’s a feminist retelling of the story of two sisters, Katla (Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir) and the younger Margit (Björk), find themselves homeless after their mother is burned as a witch…

Preceded by Shadow Panic (1989), Margot Nash’s award-winning short experimental film about internal and external states of emergency, about personal and collective shadows, about resistance and spirit. You can read Nash's incisive introduction to both her film and The Juniper Tree here.

The Juniper Tree & Shadow Panic will be presented by Robin Laurie, an award-winning experimental film-maker, who acted in Shadow Panic and later was a founder of Circus Oz.

To read Helen Gotitsas's detailed notes on The Junipier Tree, and Nash's own statement on Shadow Panic, click here.

Rating

CTC

Duration

103

Cast

(The Juniper Tree) Björk Guðmundsdóttir, Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir, Guðrún Gísladóttir Valdimar Örn Flygenring, (Shadow Panic) Robin Laurie, Rose Wanganeen, Kaarin Fairfax, Elizabeth and Sandra Cook

Director

Nietzchka Keene (The Juniper Tree), Margot Nash (Shadow Panic)

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