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The Juniper Tree

Iceland, 1990, 78mins, Cert.TBC
Showtimes and location

Film description

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.

Showing as part of Leeds International Film Festival

With over 300 screenings held across 16 days, one of the UK's biggest film festivals returns for its 33rd year!
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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


All scheduled screenings have now passed.