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Nietzchka Keene

The Juniper Tree

Edition 1995
78' - 1990 - Fantasy, Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Nietzchka Keene Composer: Larry Lipkis With: Björk, Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir, Valdimar Örn Flygenring
Singer Björk, here quite likable in her role as an elfin teenager in a reworked Brothers Grimm tale, is only one of several good reasons to catch this film. Shot in Iceland, the story, set in the Middle-Ages, is about two sisters, Katla and Margit who leave their village after their mother is burned as a witch. The older one marries a widower whose young son hates his stepmother' s strange ways. The boy befriends the younger sister, who is visited by visions of her own dead mother. In the Grimm tradition, family tensions give way to horrific acts, and emotional complexities are reduced to a kind of thrillingly crude drama.

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Credits

Director

Nietzchka Keene

Composer

Larry Lipkis

With

Björk, Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir, Valdimar Örn Flygenring

Scenario

Nietzchka Keene, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Director of Photography

Nanna Luisa Zophaniasdottir

Editor

Nietzchka Keene

Producer

Nietzchka Keene

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

Iceland

Screenplay based on

"The Juniper Tree" (Gebroeders Grimm)

Year

1990

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