Beyond The Black Rainbow

de Panos Cosmatos



The year is 1983. Although not necessarily the 1983 we know but an alternative version with unmistakable retro-futuristic echoes. Doctor Barry Nyle invites us to discover the benefits of Arboria, the scientific project he’s directing and that promises to provide us with a way of attaining happiness. But something shady is being cooked up in his laboratory, as we will very soon see: there, Nyle is holding Elena, a teenager with psychic powers, in order to analyze and steal her gift from her. This is only the premise of a hypnotic film close toabstraction that, through passé aesthetics, makes nostalgia the key to a visionary discourse.


Panos Cosmatos

Son of Italian filmmaker George P. Cosmatos, he spent his first years travelling all over the world before settling in Vancouver. In Sitges, he presented his first feature, Beyond the Black Rainbow (11).

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Noves visions - Discovery
Original language: English