Juniper Tree (1987)





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Science Fiction & Fantasy
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[b]The Plot[/b]: Margit (Bjork) and her older sister Katla flee their hometown wherein their mother was recently tried and killed for being a witch. After an indeterminate time crossing the icy, barran terrain they arrive at the house of Johannas and his son Jonas. Katla casts a spell to make Johannas love her, much to the chagrin of his deceased wife's roaming spirit. Margit befriends young Jonas and begins to worry about the increasingly powerful magic used by Katla. Margit must also adjust to the newfound magical visions of her mother. [center](spoilers below)[/center] [left]One day, while on a walk with Jonas, the now pregnant Katla taunts Jonas into jumping off of a cliff and dying. She casts a spell of silence, and throws him into the river. Margit realizes this, and eventually tells Johannas causing Katla to flee. Jonas' mother comes back in the form of a Juniper Tree, and Jonas gets reincarnated as a Crow...sitting on the tree. Who knows the fuck why. Finally Johannas, still magically enamoured with Katla, runs off leaving Margit alone and likely to die.[/left] [left]Symbolism? I don't get it. Nice imagery. Lots of seemingly irrelevent plot points. Moral of the story? Anyone know?[/left] [indent][left] [/left] [/indent]

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