Director: Terry Gilliam
Writer: Mitch Cullin, Terry Gilliam
Starring: Jodelle Ferland, Jeff Bridges, Brendan Fletcher, Janet McTeer, Jennifer Tilly
Released: NA
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 122 minutes
Story: "Tideland" celebrates the resiliency of childhood and the power of the imagination as only Terry Gilliam, one of our few truly visionary filmmakers, could conceive it.

Jeliza-Rose (Jodelle Ferland) is a young girl in a very unusual situation - both of her parents are junkies and she is usually left to her own devices for entertainment. When her mother (Jennifer Tilly) dies, her father (Jeff Bridges), a rock 'n roll musician well past his prime, takes her to a remote farm in the country, she escapes the vast loneliness of her new home by retreating into a world that exists only in her mind. Here, fireflies have names, bog-men awaken at dusk, and squirrels talk. And the heads of her four dolls - Mystique, Baby Blonde, Glitter Gal, and Sateen Lips - long since separated from their bodies, keep her company.

As optimistic as it is surreal, as humorous as it is suspenseful, and filled with extraordinary, hallucinatory images that defy description, "Tideland" is Terry Gilliam at his most uncompromising - and uncompromised - best. Based on the acclaimed cult novel by Mitch Cullin.

The film shifts between reality and fantasy as Jeliza-Rose escapes into the imaginary world of a darkly comic Southern Gothic nightmare. Gilliam's twisted imagination is brought to life by stunning photography, vivid performances and a gleefully irreverent script. Disturbing and unmissable cinema from a master storyteller.
Jodelle Ferland Jeliza-Rose/Voices of Dolls
Janet McTeer Dell
Brendan Fletcher Dickens
Jennifer Tilly Queen Gunhilda
Jeff Bridges Noah
Dylan Taylor Patrick
Wendy Anderson Woman/Squirrel's Voice
Sally Crooks Dell's Mother