Featuring grave robbing, possessed nuns and satanic rituals, Häxan uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the theory that witches of the Middle Ages were subject to the same hysteria, or ‘witch madness’ as turn of the century psychiatric patients. The film is no scientific treatise, however – instead it’s a witches brew of horror and humour that became adopted by countercultural movements of the sixties for its extraordinary depiction of deviance and illicit behaviour.
This film will be accompanied by a live score, performed by singer songwriter Josephine Oniyama. Josephine tells us more about the project, here:
We gratefully acknowledge support from PRS for Music Foundation.