Coven Of Sisters, Spanish film (Spanish title – Akelarre) is streaming online, watch on Netflix with English subtitles, release date 11th March
Coven Of Sisters features a dark and sinister story, set in the backdrop of Basque Country in 1609, in the time of the Spanish Inquisition.
The film focuses on the terrible period in the history of the middle ages, when girls and women were declared to be witches, tied to stakes and burnt alive.
The men of the Basque village are at sea, when 20-year old Ana (Amaia Aberasturi) dances in the woods with other village girls. Inquisition cleric Rostegui (Alex Brendemühl) is entrusted by the King with the task of keeping the region pure. He, along with his delegation of priests and soldiers, is scouring the countryside in search of witches. The morning after the girls dance in the woods, he arrests all of them on suspicion of being witches and practicing witchcraft.
The narrative centres on the girls’ efforts to survive and stay alive until the men of the village return from sea. They use tricks, alternating from seducing the inquisitors to misleading them with false tales to everything else possible just so they can survive until deliverance is in sight.
Starring: Amaia Aberasturi, Alex Brendemühl, Daniel Fanego, Garazi Urkola, Daniel Chamorro, Iñigo de la Iglesia, Yune Nogueiras, Asier Oruesagasti, Elena Uriz, Jone Laspiur, Irati Saez de Urabain, Lorea Ibarra
Directed by Pablo Agüero
Produced by Koldo Zuazua