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The Noonday Witch (2016)

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Movie Info

A story of Elika and her daughter, starting a new life in a remote house with the 'father away on business', as the mother claims. After the lie is disclosed, their relationship begins to wither. At that time, the mythical Noonday Witch begins to materialise. She is coming closer and closer and the question is poised: is the danger real or is it all in the mother's crumbling head?

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Cast

Anna Geislerová
as Eliska/The Noonday Witch
Daniela Kolárová
as Mrs. Mrázová
Zdenek Mucha
as Mayor Mráz
Jirí Strébl
as Zdenek Polácek
Marie Ludvíková
as Dása Polácková
Halka Tresnáková
as Simon's Mother
Marek Pospichal
as Sedlácek
Petr Kocourek
as Budinský
Petr Klimes
as The Noonday Witch
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Critic Reviews for The Noonday Witch

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

The climax suffers from unimpressive visual effects, but not enough to sink the measured, atmospheric buildup of the first two thirds or the exquisite performance from Geislerova.

July 20, 2017 | Full Review…

A domestic sort-of-ghost story, so determinedly slow-burning that it almost forgets that it's supposed to be frightening.

December 7, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

If the movie's symbolism is heavy, it also makes for some gorgeous shots of sinister women creeping through the shining wheat.

August 22, 2017 | Full Review…

The film's lyrical construction and intense central performance from Geislerová, well matched by newcomer Lipowská, do justice to the enduring power of the story,.

November 11, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Both mythic and modern, and beautifully shot too, The Noonday Witch eclipses expectations.

October 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Noonday Witch

Beautiful to look and a great child actress performance aside, the Noonday Witch seems to strive for mythic but never quite gets there, and it's rarely as scary as it needs to be.

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