The Devil’s Bath

Set in the mist-shrouded woods of Upper Austria in the 18th century, the latest film from writer/director duo Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala opens with a prelude depicting a crime and its subsequent, swift punishment: a woman tosses a baby down a deep, jagged waterfall before calmly turning herself in to the authorities, who fatally dismember the woman and later display her remains in a sort of forest shrine.