Often described as the ‘las’ film of the Czech New Wave’, Juraj Herz’s delirious tale of terror is a fantastical and surreal phantasmagoria of dark desires and splintered minds – a twisted Czech take on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Morgiana, based on a short story by Aleksandr Grin, (the 'Russian Poe'), is the story of two sisters, Klára and Viktoria who live a life of decadent excess stranded somewhere between the mid-19th and early 20th century. Klára is auburn-haired and beautiful, whilst Viktoria is ugly, sadistic, bursting with hate and jealousy - and who hatches a terrible revenge by slowly poisoning her more popular sister. As the poison takes hold, Klára begins to lose grip on her sanity...
Part fairy-tale, part Gothic horror, Morgiana is a full-blown hallucinatory experience from the director of The Cremator.
"Edward Gorey as filmed by Ken Russell... It's like a dress-up, younger-generation version of Baby Jane, set in an ornamental snow globe" kinosvetozor.cz
"The film is an elegant, beautifully executed, post-'60s essay on sex and repression" Wally Hammond, Time Out Film Guide
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