PERCHT

It’s Christmas season in a small town somewhere in the Austrian countryside where, following tradition, the young local men parade in dæmon-like masks and costumes to frighten the children and chase away the winter. A young couple emet for a drink in a pub but are interrupted by a group of these paraders who initiate a seemingly friendly drinking challenge, changing their lives permanently. 

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PERCHT
Festival Category: 
Year: 
2020
Director’s Organization: 
Film Academy of Vienna
Director: 
The director is from an outside organization
Director: 
Béla Baptiste