All the typical trappings of witchcraft – the naked moonlit rituals, the familiar relationship with wolves and snakes, the sexual abandon, the knowledge and use of herbs, the concealed baldness, the mutated or murdered livestock, the dancing around bonfires, the missing children – are present and correct in NIGHTSIREN, but are mostly rationalised and all reconfigured as something harmless. For this is a film less about female malefactors than about the villagers’ patriarchal structures and deep-seated misogynies (some internalised by the local women themselves) which suppress difference and readily blame innocent women. (Anton Bitel, Projected Figures)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Světlonoc (Nightsiren, 2022) - Mečiar (The Lust for Power, 2017, doc) - Špína (Filthy, 2017) - Ježíš je normální (Take It Jeasy!, 2008, doc)
Nachtsicht | Night Sight · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2023
Tereza Nvotová
Slovakia / Czech Republic 2022
109 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Tereza Nvotová, Barbora Námerová
Cinematography Federico Cesca
Editing Pavel Hrdlička, Thibault Hague
Sound/Sounddesign Michaela Patríková, Ivan Horák, Marek Hart
Music Pjoni, Rob
With Natália Germáni, Eva Mores, Iva Bittová, Jana Olhová, Marek Geišberg, Juliána Brutovská, Noel Czucor
Producer(s) Miloš Lochman
BFILM, moloko film, RTVS
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
Busch Media Group
World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2022