An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company's distinctive lens. Leaders who are shaping the future of business in creative ways. New workplaces, new food sources, new medicine--even an entirely new economic system. And the crew was really upset all the time because the schedule was just bonkers. The Witch follows a Puritan family in their new settlement after patriarch William Ralph Ineson breaks ties with their previous colony. As the threat of supernatural malevolence closes in, the fabric of the family is slashed to pieces, and Thomasin is thrown under an accusatory gaze of witchcraft. The Witch has been well over four years in the making, with research claiming a vast chunk of that time. Eggers pored over 17th century diaries and documents to inject historical accuracy into his film—he even opted for his characters to speak in the Essex dialect of the time. That said, Eggers was working with some of the most unpredictable forces in filmmaking: nature, children, and animals.
Fairy tales are, at heart, parables that prescribe moral values. Sermons pose questions that use pointedly allegorical symbols to make us reconsider our lives, just as one character uses the Book of Job to understand her role in her family more on Job shortly. But "The Witch" is not a morality play in a traditional sense. It's an ensemble drama about a faithless family on the verge of self-destruction. And it is about women, and the patriarchal stresses that lead to their disenfranchisement. The film's main protagonist might be William Ralph Ineson , Katherine's troubled husband. Still, Thomasin absorbs the brunt of her family's anxieties: her younger siblings look to her for comfort, but she balks at the added pressure, especially after her mother makes her do more chores than the rest of her family members. There are other subplots in "The Witch," but all roads eventually lead to Thomasin. That's the dark beauty of Eggers's expansive story: it's not just about the marginalized presence of women in a male-dominated microcosm, but the harsh conditions that can, even under extremely isolated circumstances, lead women to resentment, and crippling self-doubt.
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