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6566SORCERESS* (LE MOINE ET LA SORVIERE)SORCERESS* (LE MOINE ET LA SORCIERE)1988color95 minvhs (Directed by Suzanne Schiffman; with Tcheky Karyo, Christine Boisson, Jean Carmet, Raoul Billery, Catherine Frot, Feodor Atkine) Presents a highly suspenseful drama revolving about Etienne de Bourbon, a 13th century Dominican friar who, sent by the Pope to seek out heretics, arrives in a small French village where he discovers Elda, the strangely beautiful and mysterious forest woman. Elda is respected in the village because she performs ancient healing rituals and understands nature's secrets. As an inquisitor, Etienne sets out to investigate these rites and practices. It is the confrontation between the two, the conflict between two sets of beliefs, which forms the basis for this accurate dramatization of the conflict between ancient customs and religious dogma. (Donated by the Center for Western European Studies) (In French with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)