(USA/Germany, 2007, 106 minutes)
A young girl discovers that her traveling bookbinder father is in fact a “silvertongue”, someone who can bring a book to life simply by reading it aloud, and that all their traveling has been in search of a specific book that will bring back the absent mother. Pleasant family fantasy from a best-selling novel, with excellent production values.
A New Line Cinema presentation/production. Starring Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent; Andy Serkis, Sienna Guillory, Eliza Hope Bennett, Rafi Gavron. Directed by Iain Softley; produced by Iain Softley, Diana Pokorny, Cornelia Funke; screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the novel by Cornelia Funke, Inkheart; music by Javier Navarrete; director of photography (Technicolor, Panavision), Roger Pratt; production designer, John Beard; costume designer, Verity Hawkes; film editor, Martin Walsh; visual effects supervisor, Angus Bickerton.