Íslenska

Witchcraft

He was on a mission from God but an uncontrollable passion had already claimed his soul. Iceland AD 1667. Reverend Jón Magnússon, a handsome and gifted young pastor, is appointed to a remote and forsaken parish on the barren coast of Iceland. Still fresh from the seminary and fuelled by a zeal to change the world, the bright young pastor is horrified to find his new flock steeped in vice and apathy. He resolves to expose the Devil's followers in his parish, and to save them from eternal damnation by whatever means.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    November 26, 1999
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    110 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Myrkrahöfðinginn
  • International Title
    Witchcraft
  • Production Year
    1999
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. - Sound missing from end credits.

Festivals

  • 2000
    Berlin International Film Festival
  • 2000
    Festroia International Film Festival, Portugal
  • 2000
    Fantafestival, Italy
  • 2000
    Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, S-Korea - Award: Best Female Performance
  • 2000
    Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
  • 2000
    Espoo Ciné, Finland
  • 2000
    Film Forum Arsenals, Latvia
  • 2000
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Sound Design (Kjartan Kjartansson, also for Angels of the Universe, 101 Reykjavik and Fiasco).

Releases

  • Háskólabíó, 2000 - VHS