Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Forgotten Movies: Heavenly Creatures
I have been impressed with Melanie Lynskey on TOGETHERNESS so decided to revisit her first film HEAVENLY CREATURES from 1994. It is the story of two schoolgirls (the other played by Kate Winslett) who form an intense relationship based on their joint love of fantasy and literature. And what happens when their parents decide the friendship is perhaps too intense. Peter Jackson certainly showed an immediate affinity and flair for knowing how to do this sort of film. Both women are compelling although not entirely sympathetic in their race toward judgment. Very fine film. And, of course, one goes on to become Anne Perry.