Splat!Nights is a new, year-round film cycle and a part of the Splat!FilmFest. The cycle aims at presenting the most significant and the best horror films, as well as organizing special meetings.
It begins in February 2018 with the Polish premiere of the outstanding moving picture HAGAZUSSA. Our screenings are the only ones in the whole Poland.
HAGAZUSSA is a folk horror, which action takes place in the 15th century in the Alps. A young woman living in absolute solitude is haunted by the ghost of her dead mother. What is more, she is believed to be a witch by her superstitious and fearful neighbors. In her life depicted on the screen, the lines between magic, reality, illusion and paranoia commence to blur. The atmosphere of anxiety is complemented by stunning pictures. The film title alludes to an old term used to name witches and female demons in the whole German-speaking, medieval Europe. The film presents a sad story of women suspected of practicing witchcraft who were rejected and decried. It’s a masterpiece that stylistically resembles The Witch.
The film is the director’s debut in terms of full-length feature films. Lukas Feigelfeld states that his style has been inspired by the cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky, Andrzej Żuławski or Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau.
The moving picture has been acclaimed at some prestigious festivals and considered one of the most remarkable horror films of 2017 by critics.
It was granted the award for the Best Picture at the Fantastic Fest 2017.
Directed by: Lukas Feigelfeld
Starring: Aleksandra Cwen, Haymon Maria Buttinger, Claudia Martini
HORROR / GERMANY, AUSTRIA / 2017 1h 42 min
Tickets: PLN 12/15
When: The 2nd, 7th and 14th of February, 2018
Where: The screening room in The Centre for Culture in Lublin, 12 Peowiaków Street
On the 7th of February, after the screening, there will be the special meeting: “How I became a witch. All about the knowledge, magic and prejudices.” THE MEETING WILL BE HOSTED BY THE WITCHES: Jolanta Prochowicz and Monika Stolat.