Twelve-year-old Barbara Thorson flees from reality, living in the imaginary world of fantasy and magic, where she fights with giants. Her family does not understand her, peers do not like her, and she irritates teachers. And only recently moved here Sofia, her same age, trying to make friends with her.Written by
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The cover from the book of giants that Barbara pulls out in Mrs. Molle's office is from The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell. See more »
The English girl claims to be from Leeds, England, so should sound lower class northern, instead she has an accent that sounds way more like she's grown up in the Home Counties. For those unfamiliar with this, she should sound more like the new female Doctor Who or the first Doctor of the new series, but instead she sounds more like she should be finding lions at the back of the wardrobe or casting spells with Hermione Granger. Pip pip. See more »
I just love when such beautiful peaces are born. This movie will make you thoughtful most of the time. It's about richness of our imagination and solitude - how exquisite they can become and what dangers lies behind them. "I'm here because people fear what they can't understand" - this thought from the picture touches so delicate and current problem. How easy it is for us to push otherness to the edge of the community, how hard it is to just listen in someones inner voice.
All scenes are wrapped in heart-touching music and really good camera shots. Acting is on very decent level.
Do not expect adventure into some fantasy world... It gets so much better...
It's journey into the unconditional love and the courage to fight for vanishing values.
Definitely worth watching.
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