Aurora Expeditions takes people to all corners of the globe. Jewels of the Arctic is a journey that combines the best of Spitsbergen and Greenland, with a taste of Iceland. Spitsbergen’s rugged northwest coast comprises mountains, tundra and fjords. Greenland’s remote east coast shows off the immensity of the icecap, fantastic icebergs and a fairytale landscape of granite spires rising 1000 m above exquisite fjords.
Untitled Film Works was assigned to capture the spirit of this unforgettable expedition into a short film.
This is a tribute film to the amazing Montserrat typeface, recently designed by my friend Julieta Ulanovsky. A tribute, also, to the Montserrat neighbourhood in my hometown Buenos Aires, which inspired the font. And finally a tribute to Jorge Luis Borges. The text is an extract from his wonderful poem Break Of Day (Amanecer) from the book Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923).
Directed by Fernando Lazzari
Concept, Design & Animation: Fernando Lazzari
Director of Photography: Matías Nicolás
Music: Brian Eno / Black Planet
Sound Design: Andrea Damiano
Special thanks: Plataforma Buenos Aires, Carolina Tobal