17th keswick film festival

Imaginaerum (12)

86 mins. Stobe Harju. Finland/Canada (2015)

Showing Sat 27 February, 7.00pm

Imaginaerum (12)

This production ended on 27/02/2016


Based on an album by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, Imaginaerum was an obvious choice for inclusion in the Memory Strand.

As he lies in a coma, composer Thomas relives his life from being a 10 year-old orphan, while his estranged daughter, Gem, struggles at his bedside, wondering whether to sign a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ order.
As Thomas’ life story, mixing recollection and fantasy, converges with the present day, Gem embarks on her own journey to discover her past and reach a form of reconciliation.

Towering Gothic fantasy and soaring chords from Nightwish’s album make Imaginaerum a visual and aural spectacle.

Location: TBTL Studio

Running Time: 86 mins

Prices £6; Members £5; Students £4