Blessed Be

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Set in one of the most remote and sparsely populated areas in The Netherlands lives Pia – or as she likes to be called; de Wikster van het Wad (Witch of the Mudflat). She lives alone within miles of grasslands and next to the sea in the north of Groningen and is seen living quietly and passing time with mystical rituals, some as old as Pagan times.

Pia has a different worldview to most people in the 21st Century, which is explicitly expressed in her witchcraft. She lives with the seasons and performs rituals to soothe the spirits of the land she lives on or even herself. In an age where rationality rules her beliefs seem to be long outdated, though I’ve come to notice that there seems to be a growing interest towards things like spiritualism in our current day. It’s so hard to tell what’s real and what is not anymore and in some strange way it also seems to get less and less important to define the difference between these two concepts.

Directed by Maxim Lambers (Netherlands)

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