‘You Won’t Be Alone’ Trailer: Noomi Rapace Is A Witch Trying To Be Human In Horror Coming To Sundance Next Month

Sundance has become THE place for debuting horrors that are set to make a splash later in the year. And with the festival coming up next month, one that is already starting to make waves is You Won’t Be Alone, which stars Noomi Rapace, Alice Englert, and more in a story that is almost like a twist on Robert Eggers’ The Witch.

Written and directed by Goran Stolevski in his feature debut, the film takes place in a 19th-century Macedonian village where a witch takes over the body of a villager and lives the life of a human being. And if you think that goes well, clearly this movie isn’t for you already.

Also in the cast are Anamaria Marinca, Carloto Cotta, Félix Maritaud, and Sara Klimoska.

This one just missed out of my top 10 must-see films from Sundance, but you can bet it’s one I plan to catch up with.

You Won’t Be Alone premieres at Sundance then opens in theaters on April 1st courtesy of Focus Features.

Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, YOU WON’T BE ALONE follows a young girl who is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit. Curious about life as a human, the young witch accidentally kills a peasant in the nearby village and then takes her victim’s shape to live life in her skin. Her curiosity ignited, she continues to wield this horrific power in order to understand what it means to be human.


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