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Old Mother Witch

USA, 1989 (MIFF 1990, Fiction)

Director: Mark Chodzko

An elderly woman, living next door to a young boy, becomes the object of ridicule. Her quarrels with the neighborhood children are heightened by the mood of the Halloween season. When the boy and his friends accidentally throw a football onto her porch she keeps it to teach them a lesson and when young David goes over to apologise she won't answer the door. Eventually the young boy and elderly woman bridge the generation gap and learn to appreciate each other.

A film dealing with the universal theme of the young and old learning to value each other and one which tells us a lot about American culture.

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