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