A wistful, melancholy spirit haunts Crystal Fairy, the first of two Sundance 2013 movies from Chile's Sebastian Silva. The director, you will recall, won the 2009 World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury prize here for The Maid and while Crystal Fairy is far more capricious, there are plenty of the film-maker's familiar traits to keep fans happy.
The movie's full title is Crystal Fairy and the Magic Cactus and 2012, a self-indulgent sprawl of words that suits the movie's psychedelic undercurrent. If you can get past the title, the story itself – based on a true experience plucked from Silva's life some 10 years ago – is a largely entertaining ride that will most likely appeal more to young adults.
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