In Rebecca Miller’s directorial debut, a ten-year-old girl named Angela and her six-year-old sister begin acting out rituals of religious purification in the hopes it will cure their mother’s mental illness.
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A dark, gut-punching magic realist wonder. Candid look at a disturbed child's world. Would make a great double with Ann Turner's Celia (1988). From Miller's commentary: “I was especially interested in the theme of exaggerated responsibility that children have sometimes for bad things that happen in their lives… children feel both very powerful and also very responsible.”