Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In the folklore of the children in this dark fantasy, fairies are the traditional enemies of evil, and the two aspiring witches in this story want to be evil. Told entirely from a child's perspective (so that adults are never shown in their entirety but usually appear as a miscellaneous jumble of arms and legs), this story explores the girls' search for a poison to use against the fairies and which will enhance their own evil powers. Dreams and nightmares amplify the story and help the viewer understand why each child is deliberately seeking out this dark path. This unusual drama won five Ariel awards, Mexico's equivalent for the Oscar.
fairy, nightmare, poison, schoolgirl, supernatural-powers, witch, witchcraft