FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

Director
Charles Sturridge

Main cast
Harvey Keitel; Peter O'Toole; Joseph May; Lara Morgan; Adam Franks

Genres
Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Family

Description
Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story


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