The Juniper Tree: Watch Björk, aged 20, in dark witchy fairytale

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Made in 1986, The Juniper Tree is a dark fairytale of magic and witchcraft, shot in black and white and featuring Björk, aged twenty at the time. She plays teenager Magrit in a mesmerising Icelandic tale of two sisters who have escaped after their mother has been stoned and burned to death for being a witch.

It’s an incredibly low budget film, but on its release in 1990 (by which time Björk was already a massive musical star) it was premiered at the wonderful Sundance Film Festival.

The Juniper Tree is over an hour long… but there’s no rush. Not with art. Settle down, sip a brew of mushrooms and nameless roots, and enjoy…

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