DetailsDirector: Stobe Harju Country: Finland/Canada
Cert: 12A Year: 2015 Length: 86 minsLanguage: English
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.