Margit and her older sister, Katla, flee their homeland in Iceland after their mother is killed for practicing witchcraft. Needing a place to stay, Katla casts a spell over a young farmer ...
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A passionate artist creates in order to release her strong pent up emotions. Themes of justice and retribution especially influence her. One night she sees a dying man in a car and decides to search for answers.
There once was a girl named Anna Young. She was the perfect child. One day, Anna wakes up with a horrible illness. She looks like a sad version of Marilyn Manson and is terribly moody. When... See full summary »
Margit and her older sister, Katla, flee their homeland in Iceland after their mother is killed for practicing witchcraft. Needing a place to stay, Katla casts a spell over a young farmer named Jóhann which makes him fall in love with her, ensuring the wellbeing of herself and Margit. Jóhann's son, Jóhas, sees through Katla's plan and pleads for his father to make her go away. To help Jóhas in his struggle, Margit's mother appears to Margit in visions and provides a magic amulet of protection for the boy. Will Jóhas be able to rid his family of Katla or will she continue to control them with her witchcraft? Written by
Where did she go?
She became ashes and left with the wind.
And her soul?
Her soul... was tied with the heart of a bird.
And the tread will hold forever?
Until the bird's heart breaks.
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I originally bought the movie because I was a huge Björk fan. But after
watching it several times, I see that the movie stands on its own and would
be almost as good without Björk (not quite though). The plot was a little
hard to follow at first, but after seeing it around 5 times I think I've
This movie is by no means a blockbuster or high budget. In fact, it's more
like something you'd see on the Independent Film Channel. Juniper Tree is
based on a Brothers Grimm tale and was filmed in Iceland. The scenery is
rather barren (unlike some really beautiful landscape I've seen in books
about Iceland) and the black and white photography doesn't help much to
brighten the mood. All of this, however, adds to the film and the plot.
I agree that this movie will appeal to a very small percentage of the
public, but if you fit into that category, you may have just found what
you're looking for.
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