La sorcière/Häxan/THE BLONDE WITCH (1956)
France/Sweden, b/w, 86m.
French and Swedish language and subtitles + English subtitles.
Directed by André Michel
Based on Russian tale 'Olesja' (1898) by Aleksandr Kuprin.
Maurice Ronet is a French engineer who comes to Sweden to build a road in the region of Dalarna in Sweden.
Nicole Courcel plays a tough Swedish business woman.
Marina Vlady is the daughter of a witch.
Is she a real witch or a nature's child?
Her mother is a witch, played by Naima Wifstrand, who could have had more screen time.
Ulf Palme is the foreman on the roadwork.
Rune Lindström is the local clergyman.
This could have been a very good film with enchantment and bigotry, some nakedness…