What's on at Phoenix Picturehouse - The Enchanted Screen
East Germany 1957. English narrated version.
A proud and beautiful princess is punished for her arrogance when a bewitched suitor (in the form of a bear) steals her away to an enchanted garden. There, through a series of gripping trials, she learns that kindness, humility and bravery are the routes to friendship, love and happiness. Inspired by stories by the Brothers Grimm, this East German fairy tale enchanted a generation when broadcast as a three-part black-and-white miniseries under the BBC’s ‘Tales from Europe’ banner in the 1960s. Today’s viewers are in for an even greater treat; prepare to be bowled over by the original feature’s joyous riot of colour.
Director: Jakob Schuh & Max Lang | Johannes Weiland & Uwe Heidschotter.
Voices: Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden. UK 2009 and 2011. 55 mins.
Join us for an enchanting double-bill of these all-star adaptations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-selling picture books. The magical tale of a plucky mouse in search of a nut is followed by the adventure of the Gruffalo's Child, who bravely tiptoes out into the snow in search of the fabled ‘big bad mouse.’