Ahead of the world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Raven Banner Entertainment has picked up Worldwide rights to director Lukas Feigelfeld‘s genre bending feature, Hagazussa – A Heathen’s Curse. The film was entirely produced by the DFFB (Deutsche Film-und Fernsehakademie Berlin Film school) and Retina Fabrik. Hagazussa is Feigelfeld’s graduating film.
“Set in the 15th Century in the Austrian Alps, Hagazussa takes us back to a dark period when pagan beliefs of witches spread fear into the minds of the rural folk exploring the thin line between ancient beliefs, magic, and delusional psychosis.”
”The aim of Hagazussa was to dissect the mind of the main character ‘Albrun’, a simple goatherd living in solitude and tormented by the local town folk,” said 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. As well as to understand what utterly evil things people were lead to do while suffering from psychosis in the middle ages and being surrounded by superstition and religious prosecution. The film tries to depict a very personal and empathetic mental image of a nightmarish and sick mind.”
Watch for distribution and release news as it comes in.
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