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About the Movie
A dark, dreamlike mystery plays out amidst the expansive farmlands of the American Midwest in this wondrous, storybook thriller. With her family's livelihood imperiled by the farm crisis of the 1980s, eleven-year-old Gitty (Peyton Kennedy) loses herself in a world of fantasy and make believe. But she stumbles into her own fairytale when she makes a startling discovery: a well-dressed mystery man (Richard Schiff) being held captive in her family's silo. It's the beginning of a labyrinthine journey that will turn Gitty's world upside down and force her to question her loyalty to her own family. The feature debut from director Anne Hamilton unleashes a torrent of gorgeous, stunningly surreal images as it immerses viewers in a child's imagination.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 13
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A movie that spirals into nonsense.
Fresh: Gorgeously shot, and helmed with a sense of daring and verve that belies Hamilton's greenness to feature filmmaking, this is a debut of obvious promise, although its story never quite rises to the level of its craft.
Fresh: Hamilton crosses farmer's-revenge melodrama with coming-of-age reverie and found-a-genie fairy tale, balancing expressive location photography with her cast's low-key naturalism.
Fresh: "American Fable" has its problems ... but it's a promising debut for Hamilton.
Different and exciting
This movie actually held my attention until the end and that alone gets four stars in my book these days. It was different and had what I considered a happy ending.
Sleepy, dream-like fantasy thriller. Instantly captivated.
Beautiful, as the land.