CLAIRE (Milford Thomas, 2001)

Updating the tenth-century Japanese folk tale “Kaguya hime,” which Kon Ichikawa, no less, filmed as Taketori Monogatari (1987), writer-director Milford Thomas’s delicate, sparkling Claire transplants the modified story to the rural American South in the 1920s. An elderly gay couple find their wished-for child, a silver-haired “princess of the moon,” in a stalk of corn […]