:A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

Screening Schedule

19.08, 22:00, KINO KALAJA

24.08, 12:00, DOKU KINO

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

France /Estonia, 2013, Colour, 94 min

A SPELL follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life. With little explanation, we join him in the midst of a 15-person collective on a small Estonian island; in isolation in the majestic wilderness of Northern Finland; and during a concert as the singer and guitarist of a black metal band in Norway. Marked by loneliness, ecstatic beauty and an optimism of the darkest sort, A SPELL is a radical proposition for the existence of utopia in the present.

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Ben Rivers studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, initially in sculpture before moving into photography and super8 film. After his degree he taught himself 16mm filmmaking and hand-processing. His practice as a filmmaker treads a line between documentary and fiction.
Ben Russell (b.1976, USA) is an itinerant media artist and curator whose films, installations, and performances foster a deep engagement with the history and semiotics of the moving image.
Festival del Film, Locarno 2013. TIFF, Toronto 2013. BFI, London FF 2013. Viennale 2013. Vancouver IFF 2013. Festival du Noveau Cinema, Montreal 2013. Valdivia FF 2013.

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Screening Schedule

19.08, 22:00, KINO KALAJA

24.08, 12:00, DOKU KINO

Category

Path to Freedom: Music on Film

Director

Ben Rivers, Ben Russell

Producer

Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet

Cinematography

Ben Rivers, Ben Russell

Sound

Nicolas Becker, Philippe Ciomp

Editing

Ben Rivers, Ben Russell

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