HILDUR AND THE MAGICIAN
EUTERPE • 1h 16m
A foolish magician concocts a potion which fails to do its intended job. A fairy queen turns into a mortal woman and must confront the dazzlement of the world of humans. A gnome steals a princess and a wicked queen traps them all. Who can help them? Who can untangle the web?
"A group of California people, headed by Larry Jordan, the director-writer-photographer-editor, have emerged from a forest with a sensitive, lovely work. Exquisitely photographed (in good old black-and-white), threaded by a tactful narration and soothing music, the film gracefully pantomimes the tale of a kidnapped little princess, a wandering fairy queen and a bumbling magician... The picture moves simply, clearly and interestingly, projecting an ethereal spirit. At its best the film's texture and tone suggest [Jean] Cocteau's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and this is high praise indeed. Let's hope we can say soon that here comes Mr. Jordan again." - Howard Thompson, New York Times
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