Watching this movie will take you back into your childhood. Your fascination with movies and monsters. You can’t really decipher what all the symbolism and the actual plot is all about, but the way it is filmed is beautiful and poetic. It almost reminded me of Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny & Alexander. We experience the whole movie from a little 5 year old girl named Ana who watches “Frankenstein” There are scenes in this movie that stick into your subconscious, the kids running into the fire, putting their ears to the traintracks, trying to shave their imaginary beards, and putting blood as lipstick. Something about the final ending shot that haunts me…I can’t really explain it.
Elegant cinema that captures the innocence of childhood
I recommend everyone to watch it multiple times.
8.5 out of 10