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