I recently discovered this strange, moody, beautiful fantasy movie by Neil Jordan, based on a short story by Angela Carter (she also wrote the screenplay). The story itself is a frame narrative, with stories within stories, all somehow touching on the themes of transformation, maturity, isolation, magic, and of course, werewolves.
I particularly like the dreamlike scene where Rosaleen, wearing her red riding hood, climbs a tree and paints her lips red, then peers into the stork’s nest and watches the eggs hatch into babies (!!!). Rosaleen’s actress, Sarah Patterson, was only a teenager at the time but is remarkable onscreen. She had wonderful chemistry with her co-star, the Huntsman (played by Micha Bergese, who appears to have gone on to a career choreographing aerial dance shows), who of course ends up being the werewolf who destroys Rosaleen’s granny, then transforms Rosaleen herself into a wolf.
I hope more Dopers have enjoyed this movie!