Director: John Duigan
Feature film | GB | 1997
31st Hof International Film Festival
21-year-old Trent Burns mows lawns in the affluent Louisville suburb of Camelot Gardens. Each day he faces customers who ‘forget’ how much they owe him, kids who taunt him as if it were their birthright, and a security guard who treats him like trouble. But Trent needs the money, so he grits his teeth and mows.
Ten-year-old Devon is new to Camelot Gardens. Unlike her socially ambitious parents, she has no friends. But she amuses herself with the scary Baba Yaga fairy tales her uncle used to tell her. She likes being scared. One day, when Devon has been sent out to sell cookies for the Young Rangers, she decides instead to follow a dirt road into the woods. She comes upon an isolated trailer. It could almost be Baba Yagas lair come to life, with just the right tree nearby to hide from the evil witch …