The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird ★★★½

Pitched somewhere between Hansel and Gretel and The Wizard of Oz there are some illuminating ideas and imagination that goes in the film. I liked the part where they go to see their dead grandparents who live in a cottage with their deceased grandchildren (the children's brothers and sisters). Such a move today, would be considered dark and depressing but given the world's population had been ravaged by war and there was the Spanish Flu outbreak among other things, this would've seemed quite normal. It's sweet-natured feeling can grate but essentially there are moments in this that just show how dead our imagination has become in comparison. Not that I'd want to live in that era of course.