A Spell to Ward off the Darkness

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A Spell to Ward off the Darkness

Directed by Ben Rivers, Ben Russell

  • Estonia, France 2013; 98 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Experimental
    • New Vision Award: CPH:DOX
    • Best Documentary Film - Torino IFF


The first feature-film collaboration between celebrated artist-filmmakers Ben Rivers (TWO YEARS AT SEA) and Ben Russell (LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY) follows a nameless protagonist (played by musician Robert AA Lowe) as he explores three very different existential options: as a member of a commune on a small Estonian island; living alone in the breathtaking wilds of northern Finland; and fronting a neo-pagan black metal band in Norway.



    Julie Gayet