Written and directed by Robert Eggers, The Witch won the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. This visually stunning film tells the story of a devout family living in a plantation in 17th Century New England. Expelled from the plantation, they must settle near a mysterious forest. The family’s unity and faith are tested by overwhelming powers of witchcraft, darkness and possession. The Witch is a moving and masterfully crafted story of a family unraveling with no hope in sight.
The film’s soundtrack features an amazing, all-acoustic score by Mark Korven (Cube). Mark’s music is performed by a small ensemble and a choir. The result is unsettling, amazing, dark and terrifying. A new classic already considered by many as one of the best scores of the year.
A24 is releasing The Witch nationwide on February 19, 2016.