Photographing 妖精 is a 1997 ethereal ファンタジー film directed によって Nick Willing and is based on the novel によって Steve Szilagyi. It was influenced によって the infamous Cottingley 妖精 hoax. (The 妖精 appear in a series of five photographs taken によって Elsie Wright (1901–88) and Frances Griffiths (1907–86) in 1917)
Photographer Charles 城 (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 写真 of dead soldiers for bereaved parents, when he is shown some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His 検索 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 によって the magical 音楽 of Simon Boswell.
This is the sort of movie that can easily become a firm favourite after a single viewing. Not just for 恋愛中 of 妖精 and folklore, it is a very entertaining dreamy ファンタジー film.