Based on the infamous 1954 matricide in New Zealand involving two ninth-grade schoolgirls, Peter Jackson's film tells the story of an uncommonly powerful love. When Pauline and Juliet are together, the wind is filled with butterflies and the trumpet call of Mario Lanza, "the greatest tenor in the whole world!!" Their universe is an exclusive realm of two, existing half in reality where they are ostracized as peculiar, half in fantasy, where they escape to a highly evolved system of dream lovers and romantic alter egos. Rated R. 99 minutes.
Presented by the UM Department of Screen Arts and Cultures as part of the Interior Vision Film Series.
Added by mitten on November 21, 2005