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Eleven-year-old Charlotte Burke, the neglected daughter of Ben Cross and Glenne Headley, passes out on the school playground and dreams of visiting a house she'd previously drawn in her composition book. She imagines another visit to her "paper house" while playing hide-and-seek. Experimenting, Burke draws a figure in the window of the house; the next time she dreams, she meets a young boy, as lonely as she. Convinced that she wields a large degree of power in her pencil, Burke draws a picture of her father, Cross, hoping that in doing so he will return home. But Burke is… More

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"The scenes of Anna running around mountains in a moment of escape or toward an enormous lighthouse don't have the feel of something whitewashed like The Sound of Music but rather the dark undercurrent of the delusions of the girls in Heavenly Creatures."
‑ Adam Lippe,
"More peculiar than actually good."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A mesmerizing English film exploring the dreamscapes of a lonely eleven-year old girl."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Loses the children's audience that might have otherwise been attracted to the story"
‑ Shane Burridge,
"A real sleeper: charming, scary, enthralling"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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