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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2017

DFFB graduate Lukas Feigelfeld returns to the Alps of his native Austria for his debut feature which will wrap production this summer. Set during the Middle Ages, HAGAZUSSA - A HEATHEN'S CURSE is the dark legend of the young woman Albrun and her struggle to preserve her own sanity, and tries to explore the fine line between ancient magic, faith and madness at a time when pagan beliefs in witches and nature spirits spread fear and terror in the minds of the rural population. Feigelfeld, who cites directors as diverse as Tarkovsky, Murnau and Lynch as inspiration, cast the Polish actress Aleksandra Cwen as Albrun and Claudia Martini, who has previously worked with Seidl and Haneke, as her tormenting mother.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Director Lukas Feigelfeld
Screenplay Lukas Feigelfeld
Cinematography Mariel Baquiero
Cast Aleksandra Cwen, Claudia Martini, Tanja Petrovsky, Haymo Buttinger
Producer Simon Lubinski
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Original Version
Shooting Dates January 2015-August 2017
Festivals BFI London 2017, CPH PIX 2017, Sitges 2017, Fantastic Fest Austin 2017, Denver 2017,Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017, Ithaka Fantastic Film Festival 2017, Chicago Cinepokalypse 2017, Morbido Mexico City 2017, Guadalajara 2018, FANTASPOA 2018, Seattle 2018, Melbourne 2018
Awards Next Wave Features Best Pictures Fantatic Fest Austin 2017

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