Keswick Film Festival

Friday 13th February 8:00 PM - Alhambra

The Fall

Director: Tarsem Singh Country: India/UK/US
Cert: 15 Year: 2006 Length: 117 minsLanguage: Romanian & English
2009 Festival
The Fall

Programme Notes

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Audience Reaction

Score: 69.57% Attendance: 87


Tarsem makes music videos and ads for a living. Between takes for those, and with millions of his own money, he made this dark fairy tale. In 1915 a paralysed stuntman meets a sickly 9-year-old Romanian girl in LA. His words, spinning a yarn at first embellishing his own plight, take wild flight when we see them enacted in the child's imagination. It's a cinematic spectacular, told at a relaxed narrative pace.


So audacious that when Variety calls it a "vanity project" you can only admire the man vain enough to make it.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


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