I think this is one of those movies that just keeps getting better after every watch.
The VVitch was one of the most anticipated movies this year and it really divided the public. I personally don’t understand why as I can’t find a singular flaw with this film, if I have to be pedantic, the one little kink I had is understanding what they were saying at times. Since this is not my first language I find a bit tricky to understand ‘ye olde English’ now and then.
The VVitch tells the story of a good Christian family from England (UK) who is trying to start a new life in New England (USA), but when they get kicked out of the plantation where they live, they decide to make their new farm in front of a forest (that the kids are not even allowed to enter).
Splitting wood alone won't feed the household and looks like not one of them have had any idea on how to grow any crops or hunt as they majorly fail in produce corn or kill animals so naturally when stuff starts to go royally wrong after the neighbouring witches steal the new born baby they gradually turn on one another as any family would do in even less extreme situation.
Another very interesting fact I've learned about The VVitch is that the majority of it was shot with natural light, that is really impressive since most movies these days are 90% GCI!
The VVitch was shown in a bunch of film festivals since January 2015 but was released in normal theaters starting off with Canada and the USA on the 19th of February 2016 and as of today is still making its way in cinemas across the globe.
Starring in the movie are Ralph Michael Ineson (who was in Game of Thrones, The Jungle Book and in 3 Harry Potters) who plays William the patriarch, Kate Dickie (from Filth, Prometheus and again, Game of Thrones) is the mother Katherine, big sister Thomasin is Anya Taylor-Joy (who did a bit of TV and modelling but this is her first full length film) brother Caleb real name Harvey Scrimshaw (who was in Oranges and Sunshine) and massively annoying twins are Ellie Grainger as Mercy and Lucas Dawson as Jonas.
Before watching The VVitch I had heard mainly good things about this movie, hence my very high expectations and is not surprisingly since all the acting is superb from the humans as well as the animals, the atmosphere and pretty much all the characters are creepy as hell, they managed to shoot probably the most cringy breast-feeding scene in history, and if like me, you also find the witchcraft practice intriguing, this is the ultimate esoteric film for you to watch as in the 17th Century when this is set, this was a very close account of everyday life.