Here are three Scandinavian movies exploring the humanity of folklore creatures. They all have a quite dark, serious tone, and are quite critical of humanity.
A Norwegian movie about two men who discover a captive mute woman with a cow’s tail in a creepy cabin in the woods.
When Animals Dream (2014)
Set in a remote fishing village in Denmark, a shy teenage girl suspects her family is hiding a dark secret as her body begins to change.
A Swedish movie about a Neanderthalic-looking woman on the outskirts of society who meets someone that feels strangely familiar.
This is a great Scandinavian spread of movies. All three movies are slow-paced and small-scale, and make the creatures very sympathetic. They all tap into the idea that nature cannot and should not be controlled, that wild animals cannot be tamed.
If you met a mythological creature like a goblin or centaur or siren, what questions would you ask it?
How would a creature from your own country’s folklore struggle to fit into contemporary society?
If you could become any mythological creature, what would it be and why?