Photographing nàng tiên is a 1997 ethereal fantaisie film directed bởi Nick Willing and is based on the novel bởi Steve Szilagyi. It was influenced bởi the infamous Cottingley nàng tiên hoax. (The nàng tiên appear in a series of five photographs taken bởi Elsie Wright (1901–88) and Frances Griffiths (1907–86) in 1917)
Photographer Charles lâu đài (Toby Stephens) is beside himself with grief following the death of his new bride on their honeymoon.
He goes to war, working as a photographer in the trenches, photographing corpses. Following the war Charles earns his living making trick các bức ảnh of dead soldiers for bereaved parents, when he is shown some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His tìm kiếm for the truth leads him to a village in Burkinwell, where he becomes enamoured with two British girls' assertion that they cavorted with fairies.
A visually stunning and surreal movie with spectacular cinematography and an excellent cast, it explores multiple folklore themes including; paganism, possession, hallucinogens and parapsychology.
The final scene is hauntingly dark, yet beautiful and highly memorable, enhanced bởi the magical âm nhạc of Simon Boswell.
This is the sort of movie that can easily become a firm favourite after a single viewing. Not just for những người đang yêu of nàng tiên and folklore, it is a very entertaining dreamy fantaisie film.