From the world's most visionary contemporary filmmaker comes the unforgettable tale of one extraordinary little girl. Poetic, darkly funny, and infused with amazing performances and beautiful photography this unique and incredible film is director Terry Gilliam at his very best.
Enter the magical world of Jeliza-Rose (Jodelle Ferland), an unusual child with an even more unusual story. Hers is a world where squirrels talk, where fireflies have names, and where the heads of dolls, long since separated from their bodies, are her closest friends.
After the sudden death of her junkie mother (Jennifer Tilly), Jeliza embarks on a strange journey with her father (Jeff Bridges), a rock-and-roll musician well past his prime, who quickly over-doses and leaves Jeliza only having her own imagination, the crazy bee lady, and the neighborly mentally handicapped boy to look after her. But this journey offers little for Jeliza by way of consolation and as the vast loneliness of her new existence grows she falls deeper and deeper into the twisted world of fantasy that she has created in her mind. Leaving you exhausted at the amazingness and power behind the story you just were told.