The Nightsiren

A young woman returns to her native mountain village, searching for answers about her troubled childhood, but as she tries to uncover the truth, ancient superstitions lead the villagers to accuse her of witchcraft and murder.

Slovakia, Czechia 2022
  • Czech
  • hearing impaired
  • English
109 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

In a remote mountain village, two sisters grow up at the mercy of their abusive mother. A terrible accident happens when the eldest, Šarlota, escapes into the woods, followed by her sister Tamara. Otyla, a Roma woman living on the outskirts of town, is blamed for the girls’ disappearance and accused of witchcraft. Twenty years later, Šarlota unexpectedly shows up in the village. As she digs into her past, the locals grow suspicious. Only a young and eccentric herbalist, Mira, is willing to befriend her. When the animals in the village start to fall ill, the locals accuse Šarlota of conjuring Otyla’s spirit.

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Director: Tereza Nvotová
Screenplay: Barbora Námerová, Tereza Nvotová
Cinematography: Federico Cesca
Music: Rob, Pjoni
Sound: Ivan Horák, Rob
Editing: Pavel Hrdlička ml., Thibault Hague
Production Design: Tomáš Berka
Producer: Peter Badač, Miloš Lochman, Clara Levy
Costumes: Andrijana Trpković
Cast: Natália Germáni, Eva Mores, Juliána Brutovská, Iva Bittová, Jana Oľhová, Zuzana Konečná, Marek Geišberg, Peter Ondrejička, Noël Czuczor, Matúš Ryšan
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.