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.
Starring musician Robert AA Lowe (LICHENS, OM) and co-directed by artists Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, 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.
This trailer features music by LICHENS and LITURGY and was supported in part by PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award in partnership with BRITDOC Foundation - britdoc.org/catalyst
World Premiere - Locarno International Film Festival Official Selection 2013
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