A few words from the director.
Growing up is the greatest adventure of our lives. ...but we don't know that until much later.
This is in fact what most fairytales are about. Getting lost in order to find ourselves. Which we do of course by fighting dragons and witches in order to win the prince, princess or first price. After having survived childhood, we find ourselves better or worse equipped with the characteristics that guide us in the fatal choices we make, that will eventually form our destinies. The ancient question of "How much are we determined by heritage or environment?" leaves out the most interesting factor. Namely: what is uniquely our own, the potential we are born with. Some call it “The Acorn Theory”.
The impressions we have as children, while still discovering what it means to be alive, are deeply rooted in us. They will become our encyclopedia of references and associations. The first rainy day, will forever represent rainy days.
We may not have the privilege to choose which part we play in our own lives at the outset, but it is never too late to remedy any wrong casting that may have been done along the way. Or as T. S. Eliot so eloquently said: "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."