Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Beyond the Black Rainbow

I came upon this trailer for "Beyond the Black Rainbow."  This is a Canadian film set in the retro past of 1983.  The trailer is more like a hallucination of a bad dream or a bad trip.  This is Panos Cosmatos first film and he both wrote and directed this reature.  In the last ten years I have come to respect Canadian filmmakers and actors and find them highly underrated.  Here is the synopsis from Wikipedia 
"Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a disturbed and beautiful girl (Eva Allan) is held captive by a doctor in search of inner peace. Her mind is controlled by a sinister technology. Silently, she waits for her next session with deranged therapist Dr. Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers). If she hopes to escape, she must journey through the darkest reaches of The Institute... but Nyle won't easily part with his most gifted and dangerous creation."  
I don't think this film is for everyone, but I think if you enjoy filmmakers who like to see things abstractly and from an expressionistic point of view then "Beyond the Black Rainbow" might be up your alley.  In some ways I see a touch of "THX1138" in this film and bits of imagery of "2001: A Space Odyssey" or "Tree of Life"  with a touch of paranoia.  

Set to release direct to DVD and Blu-ray on September 11, 2011 in the United States.  
Here is the trailer



Movie Data

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller 
Year:  2012
Staring: Michael Rogers, Eva Bourne, Scott Hylands, Rondel Reynoldson, Marilyn Norry
Director: Panos Cosmatos
Producer(s): Oliver Linsley, Christya Nordstokke
Writer: Panos Cosmatos 
Rating: R
Running Time: 110 minutes
Release Date: 9/11/2012