‘Mohawk’: Fantasia Review
Vengeful spirits and grisly sadism feature prominently in Ted Geoghegan’s Mohawk, but this 1814 tale of Native- versus Anglo-American conflict isn’t quite the exploitation flick many Fantasia attendees will expect. Respectful of its heroes’ suffering and willing (for a while, at least) not to afford them the usual big-screen satisfactions, it mourns a centuries-old genocide through the torment of three young protagonists. Its peculiar angle on the struggle presents difficulties marketing to genre audiences who’ll expect a more conventional cat-and-mouse thriller, but many who find the low-budget period piece will appreciate its seriousness.
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