"A Christmas Carol" 
A film by Jacqui and David Morris
A reinvention of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. 
The radical new take on Dickens’ classic seeks both to exhume the original story’s gritty commentary on social inequality and the corrupting influence of greed, and to breathe new life into the lyricism of the original text by setting its scenes to extraordinary tableaux of modern dance. 
The opening scenes of the film follow a Victorian family preparing a toy theatre for their annual performance of 'A Christmas Carol'. As the family's grandmother narrates the much-edited story and her grandchildren change the scenery, we enter the imagination of one of the children in the audience and watch as the cardboard stage, and the story with it, transforms into a darkly fantastical otherworld.
Year: 2019 - Running Time: 90 mins - Director: Jacqui Morris, David Morris - Producer: Jacqui Morris - Executive Producer: Laurence Gornall - Screenwriter: David Morris (adaptation), Charles Dickens (original story) - Director of Photography: Michael Wood - Production Designer: Darko Petrovic - Illustrator: Nabil Nezzar - Music: Alex Baranowski - Principal Cast: Carey Mulligan, Andy Serkis, Daniel Kaluuya, Simon Russell Beale, Martin Freeman, Dame Siân Phillips, Leslie Caron - Choreographed by: Russell Maliphan
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”

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