A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

Ben Rivers, Ben Russell
FRA, EST, NO, FIN 2013
98 min

A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS follows a single character at three disparate moments in his life: as one member of a 15-person collective on a small Estonian island, alone in the wilderness of Northern Finland, and as the singer of a neo-pagan black metal band in Norway. Taken as a whole, these three moments signal a radical proposition for the creation of utopia in the present. Starring musician Robert A.A. Lowe (aka Lichens) and co-directed by artists Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS lies somewhere between fiction and non-fiction – it is at once a record of experience and an experience unto itself, an inquiry into trans cendence that envisions cinema as a site for transformation.

  • Ben Russell
  • Ben Rivers
  • Ben Russell
  • Ben Rivers
  • Gérard Lamps
  • Philippe Ciompi
  • Nicolas Becker
  • Ben Rivers
  • Ben Russell
  • Robert A.A. Lowe
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