SORCERY (Sydney FF 2023) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Inviting us into the cold, damp 19th century world of Chile’s Chiloé Archipelago through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Rosa (Valentina Véliz), Christopher Murray’s Sorcery is a dark, enthralling coming-of-age tale of witchcraft, colonialism and self-discovery. The film is a world building exercise that makes a belief in magic seem almost second nature.

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