The Juniper Tree
Directed, written and edited by Nietzchka Keene, The Juniper Tree is a lost gem of independent cinema, and the film that gave Björk her first acting role. Adapted from the Brothers Grimm story of the same name, Keene refashions it into a feminist fairy tale of striking power. Set in medieval Iceland, sisters Margit and Katla are left to fend for themselves after their mother is burned to death as a suspected witch. This dark tale of witchcraft and mysticism is an unforgettable work of haunting beauty.