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Restoration Tuesdays: The Juniper Tree (New 4K Restoration)

Tue, May 14 / 9:15 pm
Tue, May 21 / 7 pm
Tue, May 28 / 9:15 pm
Directed by Nietzchka Keene
1990, Iceland, 78 min

New 4K restoration by the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research and The Film Foundation

Director, professor and Fulbright scholar Nietzchka Keene’s stunning debut feature The Juniper Tree is loosely based on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name, and stars Björk in her first on-screen performance. Set in medieval Iceland, it follows Margit (Björk) and her older sister Katla as they flee for safety after their mother is burned to death for witchcraft. Photographed on location in the stunning landscapes of Iceland in spectacular black-and-white, The Juniper Tree is a deeply atmospheric film, evocative of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Day of Wrath and Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring, and is a potent allegory for misogyny and its attendant tragedies.

Restoration Tuesdays is a new series shining a light on the important work being done to preserve and promote the history of film. Generously Sponsored by IATSE 856.

Reviews

Distinctive, ambitious, and genuinely poetic.
– Los Angeles Times
An ethereal gem that’s ready to be rediscovered...A wonderful performance from a 21-year-old Björk and a stunning new 4K restoration made from the original 35mm camera negative.
– David Ehrlich, IndieWIRE
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