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Tideland - Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer, Brendan Fletcher, Terry Gilliam

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Movie propaganda

The squirrels made it seem less lonely.

Jeliza-Rose (Jodelle Ferland) is a young girl in a very unusual situation - both of her parents are junkies and she is usually left to her own devices for entertainment. When her mother dies, her father (Jeff Bridges), a rock ‘n' roll musician well past his prime, takes her to a remote farm in the country, she escapes the vast loneliness of her new home by retreating into a world that exists only in her mind. Here, fireflies have names, bog-men awaken at dusk, and squirrels talk. And the heads of her four dolls - Mystique, Baby Blonde, Glitter Gal and Sateen Lips - long since separated from their bodies, keep her company.

As optimistic as it is surreal, as humorous as it is suspenseful, and filled with extraordinary, hallucinatory images that defy description, Tideland is Terry Gilliam at his most uncompromising - and uncompromised - best.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film drama fantasy child farm country loneliness isolation

Persons of interest

  • Jodelle Ferland .... Jeliza-Rose, Voices of Dolls
  • Janet McTeer .... Dell
  • Brendan Fletcher .... Dickens
  • Jennifer Tilly .... Queen Gunhilda
  • Jeff Bridges .... Noah
  • Dylan Taylor .... Patrick
  • Wendy Anderson .... Woman, Squirrel's Voice
  • Sally Crooks .... Dell's Mother
  • Alden Adair .... Luke
  • Harry Gilliam .... Jerry
  • Mitch Cullin .... Author
  • Terry Gilliam .... Screenwriter
  • Tony Grisoni .... Screenwriter
  • Terry Gilliam .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Tideland official movie sites:
  • Tideland film production notes
  • Tideland QuickTime movie trailers
  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Genie Awards 2007: Nominated: Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design (Jasna Stefanovic), Best Achievement in Cinematography (Nicola Pecorini), Best Achievement in Costume Design (Mario Davignon), Best Achievement in Editing (Lesley Walker), Best Achievement in Overall Sound (David Lee, Doug Cooper, Robert Farr), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Jodelle Ferland)
    • Golden Trailer Awards 2006: Nominated: Most Original Foreign Trailer
    • San Sebastián International Film Festival 2005: Won: FIPRESCI Prize (Terry Gilliam); Nominated: Golden Seashell (Terry Gilliam)
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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The drama, fantasy movie Tideland is directed by Terry Gilliam and stars Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer, Brendan Fletcher.

Government security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong themes and drug use)

Surveillance time

122 minutes (2:02 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 26 April 2007

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