Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief, Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His search for the truth leads him to Burkinwell, a seemingly peaceful village seething with secrets where he becomes drawn into a web of passion, romance, and violence.
Director: Nick Willing.
Writers: Chris Harrald (written by), Steve Szilagyi (book), Nick Willing (written by).
Stars: Toby Stephens, Emily Woof, Ben Kingsley, Frances Barber, Edward Hardwicke, Phil Davis, Rachel Shelley, Hannah Bould, Miriam Grant, Clive Merrison, Stephen Churchett, Mary Healey, Maggie Wells, Richenda Carey, Jeremy Young, Michael Culkin, Donald Douglas, James Greene, Neville Phillips.
OH, BLESS YOUR HEART! I have been looking for this for so long I had forgotten I was even still in search of it. One of my favorite off-the-radar endeavors which (IMAO) teeters on the edge of ridiculousness but manages to completely succeed, I always believe that it all actually DID happen, for about 5 minutes after each watch. It’s twin FAIRY TALE: A TRUE STORY (1997), released the same year and covering what is essentially the same story is not half bad either, but I feel this is the superior of the two. BRAVO, and Happy Holidays, Jon!
Thank you for this film Jon. A guilty pleasure for me