Imaginaerum by Nightwish

A coma sends an old man into his childhood’s sinister fantasy world, wher he must fight dementia and gain back his memories before it’s too late.

Synopsis

Imaginaerum tells the story of an elderly composer, Tom, who suffers from severe dementia. As he has had the disease for years and has regressed into childhood, he remembers practically nothing from his adult life. His music, friends, all his past including the memory of his daughter are a blur in his fragile mind. All he has left is the imagination of a ten year old boy. As he drifts away into coma, it seems impossible to get back what he has lost. Or is it?

The film is a journey between two different dimensions. Tom travels through his imaginary world seeking answers and finding memories, while his daughter, Gem, tries to recover the bond she had once shared with her father in the real world. As they have become more and more distant from each other over the years, and as theres even greater obstacles separating them now Toms coma and his imminent death Gems project feels doomed to failure. However, through Toms darkest secrets, Gem discovers the path she must follow in order to find her father again.

There are some questions we must ask ourselves before entering the world of Imaginaerum. What is most important in life? Can the power of memories protect us during our last moments? Will our imagination help us find the spark of life in the deepest darkness? Can we still find love after bitter forgiveness?

Imaginaerum is an emotional fantasy-adventure powered by the music of Nightwish. The story reminds us of our childhood where the smallest but most precious thing meant everything and losing it would have left an everlasting scar. Now its time to reopen the wound and see what became of it, but above all, where it came from.

SELECTED CAST
MARIANNE FARLEY
FRANCIS X. McCARTHY
QUINN LORD
TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN
ILKKA VILLI
JOANNA NOYES
KEYANNA FIELDING
STÉPHANE DEMERS
RON LEA
HÉLÉNE ROBITAILLE
GLENDA BRAGANZA
MADISON McALEE
VICTORIA ANN JUNG
ANETTE OLZON
MARCO HIETALA
JUKKA NEVALAINEN
EMPPU VUORINEN

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PREMIERE
23.11.2012

DIRECTOR
Stobe Harju

PRODUCERS
Markus Selin, Neil Dunn, Jukka Helle, André Rouleau

SCREENWRITERS
Stone Harju, Mikko Rautalahti, Richard Jackson

STORY
Tuomas Holopainen, Stobe Harju

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Benoit Beaulieu

MUSIC
Petri Alanko, Nightwish

FILM EDITOR
Mathieu Bélanger

CASTING
Nadia Rona

CO-DIRECTOR
Mark Roper

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