THE WIDOWED WITCH
The Widowed Witch is a dark satire that highlights the moral vacuum in an impoverished part of China. After losing her house and husband, rural woman Wang Erhao leads a stranded life with her ten-year-old brother-in-law in a modified “recreational vehicle”. She drives it around different villages, in order to find a warm place to survive the cold winter, and talks about her past to her little brother-in-law. While doing so, she pretends to be a shaman to rid villagers of evil spirits, and ironically, her juggled deceits often become real. However, she soon realises that improving people is beyond her powers.
Winner of the Hivos Tiger Award at International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2018.
This screening was made possible with the support of Transcripta Malta.