01 hours 28 minutes
- Britt Ekland, Cristopher Lee, Edward Woodward
- Robin Hardy
- British Film Festival, Coming Soon, Horror, Thriller
- January 1, 2023
“THE WICKER MAN is a strange but essential B-movie artefact, one which has, over the past 20 years, been reclaimed as a masterpiece of British cinema (..) The film follows police sergeant Neil Howie who receives an anonymous tip that a young girl has gone missing on the far-off Scottish island of Summerisle.
When he arrives, he finds that he’s bitten off far more than he can chew. Not only are the island’s residents cheerily working together to obfuscate the details of what happened to the girl, they also seem to have given up on Christianity entirely – worshipping pagan gods and conducting a sinister masked procession on May day.
(…) What transpires over the course of the film is unsettling and often bizarre, but also poses salient questions about tradition, judgment and moral relativism. (…) I cannot express how bracing, exciting and downright funny a first watch of ThHE WICKER MAN is.” (The Guardian)