Terrific film-stock! Unfortunately everything else about the film is underdeveloped.
Terrible pacing, awful wrap-around narrative, and a tone that careers wildly about the place, at least 50% of this film should be on a 'so bad it's almost good' list.
Initially (and from the publicity) this seems like a remake of the classic piece of folk-horror cinema, however the story here is very much expanded - although whether or not that's in keeping with Gogol's novella I've yet to find out.
However, not being a simple remake works in its…