Not strikingly original in concept but magical between the lines. Why is there so many Antipodean magical realism coming of age films (with a side order of violence)?
Magically weird and wonderful flick which oozes in originality as it depicts life through the eyes of a nine year old girl. The performance of Rebecca Smart as the young girl is absolutely superb and for me i would rather this flick any day over Pans Labyrinth.
I loved this film when I saw it at the Gothenborg Film Festival in the 1980:s I was so taken by it that I think I instantly liked Seoirse Ronan in Atonement just because she looks like the little girl in Celia- who loves rabbits and her dad beyond anything in the world!