Deep in the woods, an all-female cult called the Flock is presided over by a single man, Shepherd. Selah, a devoted young believer on the brink of maturity, finds her faith tested as dark visions begin to reveal the fates awaiting the women as they age.
In her English language debut, award-winning Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska impeccably crafts a folk horror coming-of-age set in a religious cult. Raffey Cassidy’s haunting performance anchors this allegorical fable of fading faith and toxic masculinity with echoes of The Witch and Midsommar.
Oskar Roehler, 2006, Germany
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy
Mamoru Oshii, 2004, Japan