What Maisie Knew
First screened in September 2012
Directors: Scott McGehee and David Siegel. Cast: Onata Aprile, Joanna Vanderham, Alexander Skarsgård, Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Nadia Gan. Screenplay:
Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne (based on the novel by Henry James). Twitter Capsule:
Great idea for update beset by narrative gaps, precious lighting and scoring. Still, 6-year-old Aprile nails it.
Proof you can take plenty of risks (placing film on newbie kid's shoulders, Skarsgård grown up, Moore blowzed down, 19C in 21C clothes) without feeling risky at all.