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12 Nov 2016 18:00

The Noonday Witch + introduction by screenwriter Michal Samir and composer Ben Corrigan

A modern version of Karel Jaromír Erben’s 19th century poem follows the young widow Eliška (Anna Geislerová) who moves into her late husband’s home village. With grief still fresh and lacking money Eliška relies heavily on her new neighbours while building a new home and keeping her father’s death from her daughter. The stress of lies, a blisteringly hot summer and ‘the curse of the Noonday Witch who steals children midday’ all add to the atmosphere of unease in this sinister psychodrama which explores the real threats to the family.

Jiří Sádek, CZ 2016, 89 min Cast: Anna Geislerová, Karolína Lipowská, Daniela Kolářová, Jiří Štrébl
English subtitles

„combines stunning 35mm cinematography, elegant storytelling and dark themes..."

Bookended by live music by Valerie Welbanks (cello) exploring the musical themes of the film composed by Ben Corrigan.

Ben Corrigan
Ben is a London based composer and electronic musician. His projects span a broad range of topics, styles and approaches, working experimentally with dance, film, installation art and a pool of talented musicians. His debut feature film score was completed in early 2016 for the Czech Horror/Thriller, Polednice.

Box Office: 0207 911 5050
Online booking
£12 / £11 (concs.) for single screen bookings
£10 / £9 (concs.) 2—3 screenings
£8 / £7 (concs.) 4+ screenings

Part of Made in Prague Festival
5 Nov - 2 Dec 2016





Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW


12 Nov 2016 18:00


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