A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS

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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 met al 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. - Starring musician Robert AA Lowe (best known for his intense live performances under the name LICHENS) in the lead role, A SPELL lies somewhere between fiction and non-fiction - it is at once a document of experience and an experience itself, an inquiry into transcendence that sees the cinema as a site for transformation.

A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS Trailer | Festival 2013

Sun
29
Nov
17:15
  • Savoy Cinema, Penzance
Mon
30
Nov
20:00
  • Savoy Cinema, Penzance
Wed
02
Dec
19:45
  • Royal Cinema, St Ives

Director: 

Ben Rivers, Ben Russell

Actors: 

´╗┐Robert AA Lowe

International 2013 98 m