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Dreamchild: Alice in Wonderland

I’ve just been to see an awesome film at The BFI. “Dreamchild” is being screened as part of the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ season; it tells the story of Alice Liddell – the child who inspired Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland stories.

The film centres on an elderly Alice who is nearing the end of her life, looking back on her childhood, trying to make sense of the relationship she had with the famous writer. It’s a dark tale – but very moving – it really leaves the audience struggling with what to think. Much better than being spoon fed like so many of the films we see these days.

The film was made 25 years ago by Director Gavin Millar and the Wonderland creatures are created by none other than Jim Henson’s Creature shop. A little known fact is that Alan Bennett and Julie Walters voice the mock turtle and the Dormouse. These are not cuddly Disney creatures they are scary! If you get the chance to go and see this film you really should- it’s on again next Tuesday 16th

Ali x

Dreamchild: BFI Southbank