MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 222 this week

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 4,513 users   Metascore: 49/100
Reviews: 72 user | 86 critic | 10 from Metacritic.com

Despite being under heavy sedation, Elena tries to make her way out of Arboria, a secluded, quasi-futuristic commune.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 27 Dec 2010
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 03 Sep 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 11 Apr 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) on IMDb 6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beyond the Black Rainbow.

User Polls

4 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hunter Prey (2010)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Prometheus has dropped out of orbit. Communications and life support systems are down. Situation Critical: Status of Crew and Prisoner unknown. With orders to catch their Alien Prisoner... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Collora
Stars: Clark Bartram, Damion Poitier, Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
Sleep Dealer (2008)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The near future. Like tomorrow. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.

Director: Alex Rivera
Stars: Luis Fernando Peña, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas
Hell (2011)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun.

Director: Tim Fehlbaum
Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Lars Eidinger, Stipe Erceg
The Prodigies (2011)
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Five young prodigies assaulted in New York's Central Park plot the perfect revenge.

Director: Antoine Charreyron
Stars: Jeffrey Evan Thomas, Lauren Ashley Carter, Moon Dailly
Eyeborgs (2009)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A federal agent investigates when inconsistencies turn up in the photographic evidence of several murders recorded by mobile robotic cameras.

Director: Richard Clabaugh
Stars: Adrian Paul, Dale Girard, Mikey Wiseman
The Bay II (2012)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue
Rewind This! (2013)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.

Director: Josh Johnson
Stars: Frank Henenlotter, Charles Band, Keith Batcheller
Mirages I (2010)
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

"Five individuals with contrasting profiles compete for a position within "Matsuika", a multinational corporation recently set up in Morocco. Following an interview with the CEO, they are ... See full summary »

Director: Talal Selhami
Stars: Eric Savin, Karim Saidi, Omar Lotfi
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Set in a not-too-distant future in which a synthetic blood substitute, dispensed by the Romanian government, allows humans and vampires to potentially co-exist.

Director: Todor Chapkanov
Stars: Andrew Lee Potts, Heida Reed, Claudia Bassols
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

Director: Shane Carruth
Stars: Amy Seimetz, Frank Mosley, Shane Carruth
Mister John (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After discovering his wife's infidelities, Gerry leaves London to look after his deceased brother's business and family in Singapore. Discovering a foreign world of opportunity that had not... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy
Stars: Aidan Gillen, Zoe Tay, Molly Rose Lawlor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Elena (as Eva Allan)
...
...
...
Gerry South ...
...
Sara Stockstad ...
Roy Campsall ...
Geoffrey Conder ...
Colombe Meighan ...
Baby Elena
Ryley Zinger ...
Unmasked Sentionaut (as Riley Zinger)
Vincente Rodriguez Lima ...
Mexican DJ
Edit

Storyline

Despite being under heavy sedation, Elena tries to make her way out of Arboria, a secluded, quasi-futuristic commune.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody violence, disturbing images, a graphic sexual illustration, language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 December 2010 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Po drugiej stronie czarnej teczy  »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,957 (USA) (18 May 2012)

Gross:

$56,129 (USA) (27 July 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Barry Nyle's pills are from Benway's Pharmacy. Dr. Benway is a recurring character in the works of William S. Burroughs. See more »

Goofs

In the Arboria Institute's promo film, dated MCMLXVII (1967), the Arboria logo is set in the Avant Garde font. This font was based on the logo of Avant Garde magazine, created in 1968, and wasn't available as a full typeface until 1970. See more »

Quotes

Rosemary Nyle: Barry... you're not wearing your appliances.
Barry Nyle: I don't want to wear them any more.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Final end credit: "'No matter where you go, there you are.' - B. Banzai" See more »


Soundtracks

Inside Out Flower
performed by Kicking Giant
written by Tae Won Yu/Rachel Carns
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mercurial indeed.
9 September 2012 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I heard about this title mid 2011 and has been near the top of my list ever since, not sure what the delay was in distribution but it's been quite a wait, which fuelled my desire to see this film. The instant I saw the trailer I was certain this was my kind of film, vague dialogue hinting a hidden depths, long drawn out scenes with sinister undertones and beautifully crafted futurism styled sets (maybe a little to Kubrick-esk) but still great looking. Everything was in place for a successful romp around a mercurial world spawned and brought to life in nightmarish vision by Panos Cosmatos.

But, for all it's promise and as much as I really wanted to love this film it did fall a little flat. The set design is beautifully crafted, and the high photography levels of some of the scenes is something to be admired, but on occasion a little arbitrary as some scenes did not drive character or narrative forwards nor did it express or emphasis emotions.

The narrative is overly grand which I like (keep it simple) and is deliberately slow and off-paced, which will definitely separate the film lovers from the average watcher that may have stumbled across this film, as you will need to invest a little concentration. There was a downfall to the film as mysterious and menacing atmosphere that it postured at the start did dissipate throughout the film.

This is a first attempt by a director who clearly has a cinematic eye with a good understanding of film taking inspiration from some great directors. Unfortunately he didn't quite create the level of intrigue found in a Kubrick film or a deliver the ruptured reality of a Lynch film and missed the overall depth of a Tarkovskiy film, but it wasn't without it's own moments.

Definitely worth your time - A steady start from a new director but it's worth remembering art house isn't an exact science, hopefully he will get the chance to produce more in the future.


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Trippy movies - name yr faves darren-153-890810
Beyond the Black Rainbow - Your top 5 likely influences mixedblood74
The OST. obsidianproductions
Fan-freakin'-tastic The-Kurgan
Why... Aleonardis
The Sentionaut doll? Pancho103188
Discuss Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?