Aleksander Nordaas’ Norwegian indie is a pretty interesting concept. Thale takes an ancient Norse tale and updates it around two friends who happen upon a supernatural creature while cleaning up a bucket of blood in a cabin in the woods.
The creature is known as a Huldra, a seductive and stunningly beautiful woman-beast who lives deep in the Scandinavian forest, prancing around naked, with a tail. Some of the folklore frames her as a kind creature who watches over woodsmen while they sleep. Other stories paint her in a slightly more demonic vein, luring men into the woods to have sex with them and killing the ones who don’t satisfy. I think we can guess which kind of Huldra we’ll be seeing in Hale.
She is also psychic. Lady really has it all.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Two crime scene cleaners discover a mythical tailed, female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together; she’s been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface.
Watch the trailer below and catch the film at the Scandinavian Film Festival in Los Angeles on January 13. Tickets are $10.