BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
Norwegian documentary - Competition
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Descent into the Maelstrom

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Descent Into the Maelstrom
Norge/ 2019/ 1 t. 15 min.
LANGUAGE:
norsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Arktisk Filharmoni
DIRECTOR:
Jan Vardøen
WRITER:
Jan Vardøen
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Inge Wegge
A stunning film based on majestic music based on a mesmerizing short story based on a unique natural phenomenon

In 1980, Philip Glass wrote a piece of music inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “A Descent into the Maelstrom”, which in turn was inspired by Moskenesstraumen – a unique natural phenomenon outside the Lofoten islands. In this documentary, we follow the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra to the top of the Ryten mountain where they perform Glass’ music overlooking Moskenesstraumen itself. With its powerful music and majestic landscapes, DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM is an ode to the beauty and harsh living conditions of Northern Norway.

WINNER FILM: Winner of the award for Best Norwegian Documentary. Read about the award winners here.

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Festival guests: Director and producer Jan Vardøen, and photographer and producer Inge Wegge.

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Jan Vardøen

Jan Vardøen (Norway) Filmography: HOUSE OF NORWAY (2017), HØST: AUTUMN FALL (2015), HEART OF LIGHTNESS (2014)

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