This screening will be introduced by Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and American Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University.
This magical fairytale romance is one of director Tim Burton’s masterpieces and, shows no sign of losing its visual prowess and hauntingly powerful story.
A reinterpretation on the Frankenstein story, Edward’s inventor unfortunately dies before he finishes his creation leaving him to grow up all alone in an eerie castle with cumbersome blades in place of his hands. A humble and gentle soul, Edward eventually makes contact with the real world and what ensues is a delightfully pastel-coloured vision of an outsider trying to fit in. Featuring Johnny Depp in the first of his eight Burton collaborations to date, and with a wonderfully playful score from Danny Elfman, Edward Scissorhands is an emotional and unforgettable comic fable.