ALL OF THEM WITCHES: The Girl on the Broomstick

All cooped up for 300 years, bored young sorceress Saxana (Petra Cernocka) illicitly enchants herself into the human realm, only to end up in a mortal high school. When the only way to get home is to procure a hag’s ear, Saxana embarks on her own mystical comedy of errors in which the teachers become rabbits, the principal’s head goes missing, and – worst of all – she keeps getting caught passing notes. With her own sly yet amateur brand of magic, Saxana works spells in pursuit of friendship, mischief, and to get back home to her castle – all girded by a mysterious soundtrack of fuzzy slow-jazz grooves (some of which Petra performs herself!). A fable with plenty of signature Czech charm, dramatic costuming, and tongue-in-cheek humor, The Girl on the Broomstick is a vintage treasure and a staple fantasy adventure for all of them witches out there.

Dir. Václav Vorlícek, 1972, 35mm, 76 min.

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