Inspired by the classic fairytale Hansel and Gretel, H&G tells the story of two children forced to fend for themselves due to neglect and abandonment. The film is told through the eyes of eight year-old Gemma: a young girl struggling under the weight of adult responsibilities. ------------------------------ Purchase this rental of H&G and, once you start watching, you have 3 days to finish. After payment, the rental expires in 30 days. This package includes the main film only. No extras. NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA.
“Powerful, beautiful, intense and smart – A must-see.” Isabel Cupryn, Canadian Film Review.
“Both child actors are stellar … Gemma in particular is a master of subtle expression and the director ( Danishka Esterhazy) uses her skill to great advantage.” Dave Olsen, Reel Life, Real Ideas
“An outstanding performance from the movie’s young star, great cinematography from Andrew Luczenczyn who captures the film with a brightness that contrasts nicely with the film’s dark themes and great direction from Esterhazy whose work continues to explore the darker side of humanity.” Marina Antunes, Quiet Earth
“In a terrifying mix of reality and fantasy, echoes of the original fairytale appear throughout the film, evoking a feeling of déjà vu that is deeply unnerving. Realizing that the strange horror on screen feels oddly familiar, viewers are pushed to reconsider both the original fairytale and their current reality through a new lens. An incredible story of danger, love and survival, H & G promises some thought-provoking — and often chilling — revelations.” Alice Fleerackers, The Ubyssey
“Modern fairy tale fans won’t be disappointed.” Alex Hutt, Canadian Film Review