I'm fascinated by the many rumors of Anastasia, and although this is fantasy, I liked where it took the legend of her, especially the reveal at the end. Lots of heart and shot beautifully by one of the greatest DPs of all time, with visual hints of his work like Back to the Future and Hook. Music is wonderful too. It's not a big budget film but doesn't have to be for this take to work. In an age where there seems to be very little indie family/kids films, I'm glad this one found a home. It felt like an 80s film to me and my family, in a good way.
Plot kept under wraps.
March 21, 2020