Helena, a 15-year-old girl in a family of circus entertainers, often wishes she could run off and join real life. On the eve of her mother’s major surgery, she dreams that she is in a strange world with two opposing queens, bizarre creatures, and masked inhabitants.
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Rewatched on a bigger screen than I've seen it on before, and the experience is much different. Even entire cuts and transitions are revealed so the story flows smoother when you can see more of the detail in the frame. This is a big screen experience unfortunately regulated in most people's histories to DVD discoveries. --PolarisDiB
ntriguing take on "Alice in Wonderland" from writer Neil Gaiman animated and directed by the unique Dave McKean who deliver graphics that are unique and unlike anything else shown on film. Sadly the characters are flat and the world feels too bleak.