Do you believe in fairies? I certainly did as a child and Monkey has a bit of a thing for elves and the like at the moment. We’ve been lucky enough to watch Fairytale: A True Story on DVD recently which has brought back lots of childhood memories. The DVD goes on national release on 23rd March through Icon Film Distribution and is based on the true story of the Cottingley Fairies.
Fairytale: A True Story is based on the story of two cousins who supposedly captured fairies on camera in the meadows of Cottingley on the outskirts of Bradford in 1917.
The film had me captivated from the start. I knew the story but had forgotten the details. Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths believe in fairies and magical worlds as did Elsie’s brother who had recently passed away. Frances’s own mother has died and her father in missing in action in World War One. We follow the girls on a magical journey of hope and dreams as their photographs capture the imagination of the country, at a time when innocence needs to be recaptured.
Peter O’Toole plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (writer of the Sherlock Holmes stories) who discovers the girls photographs, and so the media furor begins. Fairytale: A True Story also brings us Harvey Keitel as Harry Houdini, the famous escape artist who takes a little longer to believe the girls than Doyle.
Fairytale: A True Story is totally enchanting, a film that the family can enjoy together and we’ve really enjoyed watching it. I love films that are based on real life events and this film doesn’t disappoint. There’s a real feel good factor to the story and it reminds us all that children have a wonderful imagination, which we as adults seem to leave in our youth.
I’m really pleased that we can share the Fairytale: A True Story DVD with two of my readers – just complete the gleam form below for your chance to win one of two copies I have to share. Good luck!
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