Canada / English
"The squirrels made it seem less lonely
"After her mother dies from a heroin overdose, Jeliza-Rose is taken from the big city to a rural farmhouse by her father...
touch of Gilliam
Bizarre. Fantasmagorical. Frightening. A story-book nightmare.
Who else but Gilliam would give us a view of the inside of "The Dude's"
ribcage?(Well, maybe Lynch)
In Tideland we approach to the edge of what is acceptable to the
average film-goer but I kept wishing we would go over the edge and see
what's there. Others in the audience claimed they wanted to escape to
the lobby. It leaves most viewers uneasy, as if the film is an
unpleasant taste to be rinsed from the mouth.
Whether or not you like it relies on the individual but what cannot be
denied is that the film floats on the performance of Jodelle Ferland
who plays 8 year old Jeliza-Rose as a modern day Alice though Tideland
seems a far more frightening place than Wonderland. With the aid of her
finger-puppet dolls' heads Ferland essentially inhabits 5 different
roles withing the film. Easily one of the creepiest but most
interesting performance by a child in years.
Good film? Bad? This hard-to-digest film seems to remain outside of
such judgments. Best to see it for yourself. One thing is guaranteed:
it's an unsettling journey into the realms of the weird.
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