Hans Christian Andersen: My Life As A Fairy Tale

  • 2002
  • Movie
  • Biography, Fantasy

The idea of using 19th-century fabulist Hans Christian Andersen's stories as a way to investigate his emotionally turbulent life is provocative, but screenwriter Kit Hesketh Harvey and director Philip Saville fail to exploit its potential. Young Hans (Kieran Bew), the son of a chronically ill shoemaker and a slatternly laundress (Geraldine James) who works...read more