Director: Nikolaj Arcel
“Utilizes the full power of computer-generated imagery to create nail-biting suspense.” - Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for ChildrenLife was meant to be boring when 14 year-old Lulu and her family moved to a sleepy seaside town. However, after the spirit of a 19th century man possesses her brother, the siblings are catapulted into a fevered adventure taking a disillusioned inventor/clairvoyant and the town's rich kid along for the ride. Filmmaker Nicolaj Arcel's admiration for Steven Spielberg is recognisable in this film, right down to the Wagnerian-like film score. The battling of supernatural forces and all-encompassing evil is taken to unsurpassed heights in this effects-heavy (623 effects in total) extravaganza.MIFF recommends: Age 12+. Infrequent strong language and mild frightening scenes.
D Nikolaj Arcel P Sarita Christensen, Meta Louise Foldager S Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel WS Trust Film Sales L Danish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/100mins