About the film

Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young, orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Octavia Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch (Anne Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.

Director: Robert Zemeckis and a hint of Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Anne Hattaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci a.o.
Year: 2020
Length: 105 minutes
Language: English, also English subtitled

Date: Monday 30 October
Time: 19.30-21.30 Doors open: 19.00
Location: Aula, Erasmus Building
Entrance: €4,-

Organised by Studium Generale and ESN Rotterdam