Beyond the Black Rainbow is a sci-fi throwback film that gained notice on some of last year’s festival circuits, including The Tribeca Film Festival. The film is the visually-captivating work of writer/director Panos Cosmatos, and incorporates the look and aesthetic of late ’60s/early ’70s sci-fi cinema like 2001: A Space Odyssey with the psychodrama mystery of The Prisoner TV series.

If you’re a fan of classic sci-fi that mixed some tension and mystery with creative abstract imagery, then you’ll definitely want to check out the trailer for Beyond the Black Rainbow.

Before we tell you anything about the film, simply have a look at the trailer:

Now Check out the synopsis for the film, which helps to explain all the strange imagery you just witnessed:

Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a disturbed and beautiful girl (Eva Allan) is held captive by a doctor in search of inner peace. Her mind is controlled by a sinister technology. Silently, she waits for her next session with deranged therapist Dr. Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers). If she hopes to escape, she must journey through the darkest reaches of The Institute… but Nyle wonʼt easily part with his most gifted and dangerous creation.

The film was shot in and around Vancouver and debuted in Canadian festivals as far back as 2010. Magnet Releasing (a division of Magnolia Pictures) has snagged it up and will be releasing it domestically in the U.S. in the near future.

Be sure to head over to Apple to see the trailer for Beyond the Black Rainbow in HD. We’ll keep you posted as to when Magnet will be officially releasing the film in the states.