ARCTIC ALCHEMY

By Nastia TARASOVA

DOKER PROJECT - as DISTR World / PROD

Road movie - Completed 2015

An adventurous home brewer from Pennsylvania undertakes an unexpectedly harsh journey to the Arctic losing some of his friends on the way but achieving his goal - brewing an old recipe of Arctic ale, popular with the 19-century British sailors searching for the North-West passage.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Road movie, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA, RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 79 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nastia TARASOVA
    • Writer(s)
    • Nastia TARASOVA
    • Producer(s)
    • Irina SHATALOVA (DOKer Project)
    • Synopsis
    • Five guys on motorbikes and cars with big trailers set off for Hudson Bay in the Canadian Arctic from the heat of the summer Pennsylvania.

      The protagonist, Chris, is a historical home brewer. He has a dream - to get to the Arctic shores to brew a 19-century ale there. The history of this ale goes back to the times when the English sailors roamed the seas in search of the lost expedition of John Franklin and also to find a North-West passage. On their way Chris and his crew meet different people and tell them the history of the ale.
      At the same time, all along, these five men are trying to become a team, with little success. Just failing to get to the last point their most senior member, Dick, leaves the team.

      The others, none the less, continue the journey. Finally teaming up, they reach their destination and have to fulfill the mission - make Chris's dream come true and find their true selves on this trip.
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