Locarno International Film Festival | Won Golden Leopard – Filmmakers of the Present
Sun in a Net Awards Slovakia – 3 Nominations
Czech Lions – 7 Nominations
Fantastic Fest – Official Selection
The acclaimed film, sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, is directed by Tereza Nvotová, with a screenplay by Barbora Namerova and Tereza Nvotová. Set in a secluded mountain village, the film tells the story of two sisters who endure a tumultuous upbringing under the tyranny of their abusive mother.
While all three films share a common exploration of darkness, trauma, and the human psyche, they offer distinct narratives and stylistic approaches. “Nightsiren” delves into a more intimate, character-driven story within a specific cultural context, while “The Witch” and “Midsommar” explore larger themes with an emphasis on atmosphere, folklore, and psychological turmoil.
We are thrilled to work with Breaking Glass Pictures and we can’t wait for the North American release. This gem from Eastern Europe is a perfect example of “elevated genre”, capable of winning both in Locarno and Sitges Film Festival, a psychological mystery thriller with an arthouse soul, an anti-folk and feminist manifesto. – Micaela Fusco – Head of International Sales
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