A reinvention of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The radical new take on Dickens’ classic seeks both to exhume the original story’s gritty commentary on social inequality and the corrupting influence of greed, and to breathe new life into the lyricism of the original text by setting its scenes to extraordinary tableaux of modern dance. The opening scenes of the film follow a Victorian family preparing a toy theatre for their annual performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’. As the family’s grandmother narrates the much-edited story and her grandchildren change the scenery, we enter the imagination of one of the children in the audience and watch as the cardboard stage, and the story with it, transforms into a darkly fantastical otherworld.I think it would have been better if actors actually spoke during their scenes – instead there is a voice over of their voice as they act out actions.. Just felt a bit off..
Stars : Thea Achillea, Ruby McMillan-Wilson, Oliver John Lock, Thea Achillea, Ruby McMillan-Wilson, Oliver John Lock
Genre : Animation, Drama
Country : United Kingdom