Photographing 精灵 is a 1997 ethereal 幻想 film directed 由 Nick Willing and is based on the novel 由 Steve Szilagyi. It was influenced 由 the infamous Cottingley 精灵 hoax. (The 精灵 appear in a series of five photographs taken 由 Elsie Wright (1901–88) and Frances Griffiths (1907–86) in 1917)
Photographer Charles 城堡 (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 照片 of dead soldiers for bereaved parents, when he is shown some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His 搜索 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 由 the magical 音乐 of Simon Boswell.
This is the sort of movie that can easily become a firm favourite after a single viewing. Not just for 爱人 of 精灵 and folklore, it is a very entertaining dreamy 幻想 film.