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Morella

USA 2008
produced by
Jeff Ferrell for Morella Films
directed by Jeff Ferrell
starring Dennis Kleinsmith, Lisa Coronado, Hannah Morwell
screenplay by Jeff Ferrell, based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe, music by Semih Tareen

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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A man (Dennis Kleinsmith) is deeply in love with Morella (Lisa Coronado) - in the beginning, but once they're married, Morella grows increasingly weird, and though he still feels drawn to her, he also starts to fear her - so when she on her death bed mutters "I will never leave you", it's more a curse than anything else ... and she remains true to her word, because dying, she bears the man a daughter (played by Hannah Morwell as a child, by Lisa Coronado as an adult) who becomes the splitting image of her mother, and also shares her strange habits ...

 

Morella is an Edgar Allan Poe adaptation that feels enjoyably out of its time: This one is not about flashy camerawork, special effects overkill, modernization or post-modern reinterpretation. Instead it relies heavily on atmosphere, on its competent cast, and actually on the story itself - which is recited to accompany the movie (there is hardly any on-screen dialogue), and despite everything set to pictures, the film still leaves enough room for one's own interpretation of the story - which is quite a rewarding concept.

Pretty good, in all.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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