MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,895 this week

Photographing Fairies (1997)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 2,140 users  
Reviews: 41 user | 8 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 14 Apr 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
P
a list of 1304 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
Ver
a list of 227 titles
created 09 Dec 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Photographing Fairies (1997)

Photographing Fairies (1997) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Photographing Fairies.

User Polls

5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson
Neverwas (2005)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ian McKellen, Brittany Murphy
The Prestige (2006)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The rivalry between two magicians becomes more exacerbated by their attempt to perform the ultimate illusion.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story.

Director: Charles Sturridge
Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A media mogul acts as a guide to Death, who takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and in the process, fall in love with his guide's daughter.

Director: Martin Brest
Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani
Drama | Romance | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore
Haunted (1995)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of the elderly nanny of the Mariell family. Nanny Tess is seeing things, and Ash's book debunking such phenomenon makes him a ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Kate Beckinsale, Anthony Andrews
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Director: Iain Softley
Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant
Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas
Spider (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Director: David Fincher
Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton
Drama | Fantasy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Charles Castle
...
Linda
...
Reverend Templeton
...
Beatrice Templeton
...
Roy (as Phil Davis)
Hannah Bould ...
Clara Templeton
Miriam Grant ...
Ana Templeton
...
Mrs. Anne-Marie Castle
...
Clive Merrison ...
Stephen Churchett ...
Mr. Dawson
...
Mrs. Dawson
Maggie Wells ...
Mrs. Hoopdriver
Richenda Carey ...
Fierce Woman
Jeremy Young ...
Des
Edit

Storyline

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.. Written by Philip Stanton

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Photographing Fairies  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Edward Hardwicke, who plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has played Conan Doyle's Dr. Watson many times. See more »

Goofs

During Castle's trial, a stenographer is shown typing at a shorthand typewriter, like in American trials. England never has had court stenographers - the judge or magistrate takes notes. See more »

Connections

Version of FairyTale: A True Story (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, II. Allegretto
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by The Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted and orchestrated by Terry Davies
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A thinking man's fairy movie
4 January 2000 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

Occasionaly I am pleasantly suprised by the quality of a movie that I had never heard of prior to watching it. Photographing Fairies (or Apparition as it was tagged by our local Pay TV provider) is on such movie.

Toby Stephens plays Charles Castle (Stephens to me has some strikingly similar traits to Hugh Grant), who tragically lost his wife on the Swiss Alps. The movie chronicles his struggles to come to grips with her death and how the possibility of an afterlife (I don't wish to give the story away)makes him obsessed to prove that there is such an afterlife.

I was impressed by Stephens in this movie and am sure that bigger things will come his way. I was also impressed with Emily Woof who plays the romantic (if that can be said) support to Stephens. Woof was very good in the Woodlanders and continues her fine form here.

Ben Kingsley is also commanding in the movie and his counternance to Stephens desire to prove the existence of the fairies is the keystone of the movie's conclusion.

I tend to like movies that have story lines that I have not come across before. This is one such movie. The pleasing aspect is that the acting supports the plot which leads to a pleasant viewing experience.

This movie gets my thumbs up 7/10


30 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This film deserves a DVD jbw23
Background music name unknown pinetc
Angels Trumpets? strontiaom90
Something Sir Arthur Conan Doyle told Charles Stormwillow
The drinking ritual rodental
The flowers (as Catholic allusion) praisedivinemercy
Discuss Photographing Fairies (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?