Sundance 2022: Goran Stolevski’s ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ Is a Bewitching Tale About the Need to Connect
“It’s a burning, hurting thing… this world,” intones a solemn narrator. It’s even more burning when you’re a witch! Steeped in Macedonian folklore, You Won’t Be Alone is a hauntingly humanistic fable about ancient witches struggling to make sense of the austere world around them. The feature debut of writer-director Goran Stolevski uses a simple horror premise to illuminate weighty themes of motherhood, jealousy, connection, and place. It’s a challenging, beautiful work of immense power that will undoubtedly find an audience in the 2022 arthouse scene.