Faeries on Film


Faeries are difficult to portray through the medium of film and documentary. They are too amorphous and difficult to pin down – a bit like in real life. They’re happier living in the consciousness of humans than being captured on celluloid. But some have tried, and so whilst not pretending to be an exhaustive list of filmic faeries, I thought I’d put together a list of some of my favourites, both dramatic and documentary. I hope you might find something new here, with all links embedded…

photographing fairies - cinema quad movie poster (1).jpgPhotographing Fairies (1997)

Photographing Fairies is a 1997 film directed by Nick Willing, based on the book by Steve Szilagyi. It’s also absolutely bloody marvellous. The plot (without spoilers) revolves around a photographer, Charles Castle (played by Toby Stephens) who is beset by grief and guilt after his new wife is killed in an Alpine accident just before the First World War. Hardened against…

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