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Devil’s Bride: Saara Cantell

Please tell us about Devil’s Bride.

It’s a story about betrayal and atonement. These are the themes that I wanted to deal with. The main character is a 16-year-old girl, Anna, who tries to make up for something terrible that she has done.

The film is set in 1666, during the first systematic witch-hunt in Scandinavia. When I learned that there had been a witch hunt on the Åland islands, and that it is part of our local history, I was really surprised. All . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.