Witching and Bitching

Witching and Bitching

The last time we met director Alex de la Iglesia at Fantastic Fest, he was telling us that in order to enjoy life, you have to be a bad person. He said as much prior to introducing his eccentric, wonderfully crafted film The Last Circus in 2010. It was full of astounding performances, striking visuals and an unnerving political relevance. Since then, he’s been working on a film called Witching and Bitching, which debuted at this year’s festival to equal measures of madness. It’s nice to know that he’s still crazy and still making wonderfully entertaining films.

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Brujas de Zugarramurdi

Jesus Christ with a shotgun. A cave filled with riotous witches. Whatever that thing is that’s reaching out from the toilet. If there’s anyone carrying the torch for Alejandro Jodorowsky, it’s Alex De La Iglesia. The bizarre and wonderful director is back with a new action comedy that features a group of thieves being hunted by some vicious witches. It’s getting called Witching and Bitching, but it’s original name, Las brujas de Zugarramurdi, is a million times better. Plus, Zugarramurdi is the site in northern Spain where the infamous Basque witch trials took place so it all fits. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition, so it’s a lot like De La Iglesia’s work. Check out this hardcore trailer for yourself:

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