Witching & Bitching

14 Feb

Sheila Media

Don’t let the terrible English title of this 2013 Spanish Horror Comedy put you off, although it did greatly diminish my expectations, the actual title is Las brujas de Zugarramurdi, which literally translates to “The Witches of Zugarramurdi”.

Once you get past the visual smorgasbord that is the opening credits, the plot centres around a group of thieves who rob a jewellery store and go on the run, only to become involved in a covens annual ritual to find the “Chosen one – the man who will betray the man, the avenger, our trojan horse!”

Produced by Vérane Frédiani and Sheila Siguero, and starring Carolina Bang, Terele Pávez, Macarena Gómez and Carmen Maura, there is so much symbolism and social commentary in this movie that blink and you will miss it. For example, the thieves are dressed as Jesus and a soldier, pointing the finger at two branches of modern…

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