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Tues­day 9.30pm, 7TWO (PG)

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Best On The Box -

Bride-to-be Finn Dodd ( Wi­nona Ry­der) learns about the loves of her grand­mother ( Ellen Burstyn) and her fe­male friends as they sew her wed­ding quilt. Based on the novel by Whitney Otto and di­rected by Aus­tralian Jo­ce­lyn Moor­house, the movie is some­times slightly dis­jointed as it tells the var­i­ous sto­ries in flash­backs, but the end re­sult is as pleas­ing as the quilt it­self. The cast, which also in­cludes Kate Nel­li­gan, Maya An­gelou, Kate Cap­shaw, Al­fre Woodard, Jean Simmons and Es­ther Rolle, is out­stand­ing. Sewn up. Verdu) and step­fa­ther ( Sergi Lopez), a sadis­tic army of­fi­cer, and dis­cov­ers an eerie fan­tasy world. Pipped for an Academy Award by Ger­many’s The Lives of Oth­ers, Pan’s Labyrinth is, nev­er­the­less, ranked by many among the top 10 movies of the past decade. A fairy­tale that most def­i­nitely is not for chil­dren, mas­ter­fully crafted by Mex­i­can di­rec­tor Guillermo del Toro, it is vi­o­lent, graphic and at times chill­ing as it moves be­tween fan­tasy and the grim, real world. Hit and myth.

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