The Juniper Tree

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The Juniper Tree ★½ 1987

Based on a tale by the Brothers Grimm, this Icelandic curio finds sisters Margit (Bjork) and Katla (Bragadottir) fleeing across the medieval countryside after their mother is burned at the stake for witchcraft. The sisters have their own special powers, which they turn on each other when they become romantic rivals over a young widower (Flygenring). 78m/B VHS, DVD . IC Bjork, Bryndis Petra Bragadottir, Vladimar Orn Flygenring; D: Nietzchka Keene.