Benjamin Christensen’s wickedly humorous 1922 docufiction tracing the history of witches from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century is a tour de force of the weird, chilling, and supernatural. Blending an episodic account of the occult with lurid hallucinatory horror, Häxan holds a well-deserved place as one of the preeminent works of silent cinema.
Post classical composer Madeleine Cocolas will provide newly composed live accompaniment to the film.
Ages 15+ | Strong supernatural themes, nudity
QAGOMA acknowledges the generous assistance of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Canberra in providing materials for this screening.