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  • 15
  • Drama
  • 1988
  • 87 mins

Zelly and Me

Zelly and Me


Rossellini is a French governess who has taken care of a young girl (Johnes) since her parents died in a plane crash. But a curious relationship develops between Rossellini and the girl's grandmother (in whose house they are staying), culminating in a contest to determine who is the better guardian. In her first feature Rathborne seems unsure how to pitch the tone.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Glynis Johns, Kaiulani Lee, David Lynch, Isabella Rossellini, Alexandra Johnes, Joe Morton
  • Director: Tina Rathborne
  • Writer: Tina Rathborne
  • Producer: Sue Jett, Tony Mark
  • Photographer: Mikael Salomon

In a nutshell

Is it a David Lynch-type look at the darker side or an altogether straighter consideration of child abuse? Still, the performances are well judged, and if Zelly and Me is ultimately a little uneven, it is nevertheless well worth a look.

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