on DVD, I found the following nit-pick. Do you want to think
about it and reflect (geddit) on your answer?
whole movie revolves around Helena's mum going into hospital.
When Helena falls asleep that night she is unsure whether
her mother will make it through the night (as Rolf Harris
might say) as her operation is taking place that evening.
The rest of the film is set in a dreamlike world in which
Helena's mum is seen as both the Queen of Darkness and the
Queen of Light.
the film concludes and Helena's dad finds her on the roof
of the building, why does the hospital ring him and tell him
what has happened in the operating theatre? Surely he would
have been ringing the hospital all the time and would know
of her condition. Is it normal for hospitals to ring patients
and let them know how their loved ones are?
don't know for sure that it is the hospital staff that is
calling Helena's father. It could be one of his circus colleagues
who stayed behind at the hospital awaiting news. Helena's
dad could have been at the hospital all night waiting for
news and has only just returned home to make sure he is there
when his daughter wakes up. His finding her on the roof makes
it all the more likely that he has just returned from elsewhere.
perhaps he has indeed been ringing the hospital staff all
through the night, to such an extent that the busy staff had
finally had enough of him and offered to ring him back as
soon as they had some news - just to get him out of their
hair for a little while!