Short Film Profile

The Sexton's Wife

In 1864, New England, young Elizabeth is battling with her loyalty to her dead father and her duties as a woman against her own dreams and desires. At 19, and barely a woman, she is forced to wed an old church sexton, Savely, who claims she is a witch because of persistent and curious visitors who appear during storms. One tempestuous winter night, strangers once more appear at their door, angering Savely and bringing hope back to Elizabeth’s life. A dashing postman sweeps her off her feet, and Elizabeth realizes that this is her last chance to escape the tormented life she has resented all these years.



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Previous screenings

8 Jun – 12 Jun | Tenerife, Spain

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