Hagazussa (AT 2017, Lukas Feigelfeld)

The clock’s ticking… GEGENkino 2018’s starting today at 9pm at Luru Kino in der Spinnerei with Lukas Feigelfeld’s massive witch hunt flick Hagazussa – proof that there’s still some great unseen German horror films.

05 April 2018
Luru Kino
AT 2017, 102’, DCP, Director: Lukas Feigelfeld
OmeU/OV with English subtitles


AT 2017, 102’, DCP, Director: Lukas Feigelfeld, Actors: Aleksandra Cwen, Claudia Martini, Tanja Petrovsky, OmeU/OV with English subtitles

The young Albrun must witness how her mother is stigmatized as a witch and finally consumed by the plague in the medieval solitude of the Alps. Many years later, she still lives outside of the vil-lage, tends goats, cares about her newborn and avoids the company of the community. When a newly-acquired friendship turns bitter, Albrun gives free rein to her shadowy soul. Lukas Feigelfeld’s graduation film at the dffb is an atmospheric horrorfilm, an original piece of genre art that does not exhaust itself in the processing of standard situations. HAGAZUSSA in fact dares to step out of the overly secure terrain of the familiar, and hypnotically tells a story of loneliness and delusion, superstition and violence. In the face of the outcast, landscapes become apparent, shaped by privations and abominations. While the visual arrangements unclose an opulent expanse, the cello of the doomy drone soundtrack re-lentlessly creeps into the depths of subconscious. A film that tracks one, touches, erodes.

Update | Well done, HAGAZUSSA!

Thanks to Forgotten Film Entertainment the film will get the chance to contimate a lot of other German cinemas. But before the official start on May 17, come and watch “Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse” at Luru Kino as our opening film for GEGENkino 2018 (on April 5).

Here’s a hint on what to expect:

Now be prepared!