Based on the Slavic myth of the Noonwraith about a monster that steals away naughty children, Jirí Sádek’s debut eschews horror conventions, with most of the drama and suspense taking place in beautiful, sundrenched cornfields. When Eliska returns to her late husband’s village to start a new life she lies about his death to her young daughter. When the lie is exposed their relationship breaks down and a mysterious figure begins to stalk them. Reminiscent of The Spirit of the Beehive and The Reflecting Skin, The Noonday Witch mixes fantasy with reality which imbues the film with a sense of menace and foreboding.
Map reference: SE 300338 Lat: 53.79965 Long: -1.54599
Head for Leeds city centre from all directions. In Leeds city centre, follow signs for the City Loop - a one way system around the city. When having passed the Town Hall on your left follow the road to the right. Signs for The Light will appear, and the car park entrance is on the right, just after the Cathedral.
By Public Transport:
From Leeds city train station, walk out of either of the main entrances and walk straight up Park Row (there are many banks on this road). Cross over The Headrow, and The Light is on the corner by the Radisson BLU hotel.
Parking: with charge
Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station