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Tideland

January 1, 2006
Director Terry Gilliam
Producer Gabriella Martinelli, Jeremy Thomas
Screenwriter Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni
Studio HanWay Films
Starring Jodelle Ferland, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly, Janet McTeer, Brendan Fletcher
Genre Drama, Fantasy
MPAA Rating TBA
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CanMag Review Score: No Review To Date

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Described by Terry Gilliam as 'Alice in Wonderland' meets 'Psycho', TIDELAND is a story that explores the resilience of a child and how she survives in bizarre circumstances.

Jeliza-Rose is a young child in a very unusual situation - both parents are junkies. When her mother dies, she embarks on a strange journey with her father, Noah, a rock'n roll musician well past his time.

The film drifts between reality and fantasy as Jeliza-Rose escapes the vast loneliness of her new home into the fantasy world that exists in her imagination. In this world fireflies have names, bog-men awaken at dusk, and squirrels talk. The heads of four dolls, long since separated from their bodies, keep her company: Mustique, Baby Blonde, Glitter Gal and Sateen Lips, until she meets Dickens, a mentally damaged young man with the mind of a ten-year-old. Dressed in a wet suit and speedo, he spends his days hiding out in junk heaped wig-wam turned submarine, waiting to catch the monster shark that inhabits the railway tracks. Then there's his older sister Dell, a tall ghost-like figure dressed in black who hides behind a beekeeper's mesh hood.

As optimistic as it is surreal, as humorous as it is suspenseful Tideland is a celebration of the power of a child's imagination.

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