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Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
« on: June 21, 2013, 06:44:22 AM »




Beyond the Black Rainbow is a 2010 Canadian science fiction film written and directed by Panos Cosmatos, and is his feature film debut.

In the 1960s, Dr. Arboria founds the Arboria Institute, a New Age research facility dedicated to finding a reconciliation between science and spirituality, allowing human beings to move into a new age of perpetual happiness. In the 1980s, Arboria's work has been taken over by his protégé, Dr. Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers). Outwardly a charming, handsome scientist, Nyle is in fact a psychopath who has been keeping Elena (Eva Allan), a teenage girl, captive in an elaborate prison/hospital beneath the Institute. Elena demonstrates psychic capabilities, which Nyle can suppress, using a glowing, prism-like device.

In an effort to understand Elena's abilities, Nyle subjects her to daily therapy sessions, which take the form of interrogations, during which Elena only communicates by way of telepathic demands to see her father. By night, Elena is kept in a brightly-lit, completely white room, with only a television for companionship. Nyle spends his own nights at home with his wife, a docile, servile woman who gives Nyle endless praise and exists in a state of constant stupor. Nyle, for his own part, takes massive quantities of prescription medication and disguises his lack of hair or colour in his irises by way of elaborate wigs and contact lenses.

Despite being under heavy sedation, Elena tries to make her way out of Arboria, and escape to the outside world.

Speaking as a pretty jaded individual, it's pretty hard for any film to 'wow' me anymore to the degree that this one did when I first watched it earlier this year. It played to my sensibilities so much, that I just had to watch it again the day after, which is a very rare occurrence for me.

Although I enjoyed it, I'd certainly say it is not a film that everyone will love. Hopefully, if anyone is tempted to check it out, they'll love it as much as I do, though.







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Re: Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 08:15:20 AM »
Even though I have only viewed this twice at the beginning of the year I really love it....enough to end up buying it and actually being excited once it arrived. Why do I love it...strangely enough I just do, it is a combination of things and feelings that just gelled together. I seriously want to catch this again soon and give a less abstract answer.

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Re: Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 07:09:14 AM »
I had to replace the poster man as the one you had went walk~a~bout. Along with this supplied the trailer. On re-watching the trailer really do need to catch up on this film. Just love the whole look and vibe of it. Might share it this week TV viewing with my Dad.

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Re: Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 08:18:57 PM »
I've been meaning to watch this again.  I loved the whole look and moody feel to it.

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Re: Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 08:21:27 PM »
I've been meaning to watch this again.  I loved the whole look and moody feel to it.


Exactly....really surprised it has been quite a while myself. But I tend to do this sometimes with certain movies I love, for whatever reason need the right moment to view again.