2019 ･ Germany ･ Directed by Lukas Feigelfeld
In an isolated Alpine hut at the turn of the 15th Century, Albrun is a young girl who is growing up alone. As an adult, she is a single mother and a marked woman, outcast by a society twisted in deep-rooted superstitions and misogyny. Still haunted by the death of her own mother and increasingly abused by the community around her, Albrun starts to defy the role she has been dealt in life and embarks on a path of self-empowerment - the price of which may be an even greater darkness than she has ever known before. By turns echoing 'The Witch' and by others 'Mother!', this master's thesis film from debut director Lukas Feigelfeld premiered at Fantastic Fest to widespread critical acclaim. Described as "a spellbinding audiovisual symphony", Hagazussa is a singular journey into the madness prevalent both in our minds and in the world around us, and whether the difference between the two is always as clear as we hope for it to be.