A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS

By Ben RUSSELL, Ben RIVERS

ROUGE INTERNATIONAL - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013


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Locarno 2013
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    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, ESTONIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ben RUSSELL, Ben RIVERS
    • Writer(s)
    • Ben RIVERS, Ben RUSSELL
    • Synopsis
    • From Arctic hermit to failed Commune, Viking re-enactors to Black Metal concert, and the forever Golden Hour to the Northern Lights, A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS is an inquiry into the possibilities of a spiritual existence within an increasingly secular Western culture. A participatory ethnography in the best possible sense, A SPELL choreographs the actions of non-actors within existing Northern landscapes in an effort to arrive at a hybrid document of the past, present, and future; it is a record of experience that proposes belief in transcendence as a viable outcome of living in the now.
    • Production schedule
    • May 2013
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2011
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