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Ebb Tide

UK, 1993 (MIFF 1993, Fiction)

Director: Teresa Grimes

An English seaside resort. It's the early 60s and 'out-of-season.' Millie is a seven year old who shares a rambling boarding house with her sin­gle mother and several elderly 'theatrical' resi­dents. Millie finds a key in the house and searches for a lock for it to fit. It opens an old wardrobe in the attic. Inside the wardrobe she discovers a mysterious stranger who beckons to her.

A beautifully crafted film with all the feel and eccentricity of an era.

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