The Witch | 2015

Directed by: Robert Eggers

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Main Plot

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Characters

  • Anya Taylor-Joy portrays a young woman named Thomasin who becomes the focal point of a family's descent into paranoia and fear in The Witch.
  • Ralph Ineson plays William, the father of the family, who becomes consumed by paranoia and religious fanaticism.
  • Kate Dickie portrays the role of Katherine, the mother of a Puritan family in The Witch who falls under a dark influence.

Ending

In the final moments, Thomasin, the eldest daughter, embraces her newfound freedom and power as a witch. She joins a coven in the woods and revels in their dark rituals. As her family succumbs to the supernatural forces, Thomasin levitates above the trees, naked, and basks in the moonlight. The film ends with her flying towards the coven, leaving her former life behind and fully embracing her destiny as a witch.

Robert Eggers