Vredens dag (1943)
There is power in evil!
Witchcraft, forbidden feelings, cruelty, problematic family relations – a gruesome moralizing sermon with strange somnambulist qualities, starkly beautiful visuals, and highly distilled storytelling. The tormented characters act out an implausible parable of gender and guilt.
Doomed women, punishing men, the comfort of death. Thematically fascinating, but too slow and staged. Not in my book.