Beyond the Black Rainbow

Synopsis: Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.
Director(s): Panos Cosmatos
Production: Magnolia Pictures
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Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Hope you're hungry.

Looks better than usual today.

What have you got there,

a special picture?

Let me see.

Oh, come on, I'm just curious.

That wasn't so hard, now, was it?

Who is this?

Is it your mother?

Where is she?

Did she die?


Enjoy your dinner.


Please stop.


Are you awake?

Dr. Arboria.


Barry, is that you, my friend?

Yes, Dr. Arboria, it's me.


Come closer so I can see you.

It's wonderful to see you again.

You're looking well, my friend.

Thank you, Dr. Arboria.

So are you.

Oh, Barry,


no need to flatter an old man.

I know I've...

seen better days.


the trappings

of the mortal world are...

but a distraction,

wouldn't you say?

Of course, Dr. Arboria.


What really matters...

the part of ourselves

we must nurture the most...

is here.

I couldn't agree more.

Would you mind...

assisting me?

Of course, Dr. Arboria.

Aren't these videos of the nature...

beautiful, Barry?

They make me

remember a simpler time.

Yes, Dr. Arboria.

Me too.

You are about to embark

on a great journey.

Are you ready, my friend?

I am ready.

Good luck.

Thank you.

Bring home the mother lode, Barry.

Your mother's reabsorption

into the cycle of life

won't be for nothing,

my darling Elena.

You will be the dawning of a new era

for the human race

and the human soul.

Let the new age

of enlightenment begin.

No, Barry.

I don't like to see the...

on my arm.

Of course.

How is my darling Elena?

Well, Dr. Arboria.

She's very well.

That's wonderful.

Thank you.

Are you ready?

Yes, yes.

That's wonderful, Barry.


That's so...


Isn't it...



It is.

The dormant volcano...

Haleakala Crater.

Mark Twain described sunrise here

as "the sublimest spectacle

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Panos Cosmatos

Panos Cosmatos; born in 1974, Rome, Italy, is an Italian-Canadian film director, and screenwriter. He is known for Beyond the Black Rainbow and Mandy. more…

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