Terry Gilliam / GB, CA, 2005 / 120 min.
Who better able to create a Lewis Carrollish world than Terry Gilliam? His is a fantasy world with some pretty dark edges, though. Nine-year-old Jeliza-Rose cooks up drugs for her heroin addicted parents and disappears into a world all of her own in which doll’s heads can speak and squirrels are not a girl’s best friends. With Jeff Bridges as the junkie dad.
through the looking glass
Eye screens six Alice films to accompany the Xtended VR programme Alice, the Virtual Reality Play. “Through the Looking Glass” brings early and later Alice film adaptations as well as films by contemporary filmmakers who have been inspired by the Alice in Wonderland theme.
Virtual Reality productions are an increasingly important element of the contemporary film experience. Eye has created a new programme, Xtended, to focus on VR. In Xtended, you’re not confronted with the flat surface of a film screen. You move around virtually in 3D through a designed space that surrounds and immerses you on all sides.