A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

A man at three disparate moments in his life: as a member of a fifteen-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. Three moments for a radical proposition for the creation of utopia in the present.

Directed by: Ben Rivers Ben Russell
Genres: Documentary, Music,
Production Company: Rouge International, Must Käsi,

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness -  - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 09-08-2013
  • Runtime: 94 Minutes
  • Popularity: 2.25
  • Vote Count: 9
  • IMDB Rating: 7.0
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: Germany ( DE ), France ( FR ), Estonia ( EE ),
  • Homepage: N/A

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Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - Azwaad Movie Database Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
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Nicolas Becker-Sound Nicolas Becker Sound (Sound Designer)
Gérard Lamps-Sound Gérard Lamps Sound (Sound Re-Recording Mixer)
Ben Rivers-Directing Ben Rivers Directing (Director)
Ben Rivers-Camera Ben Rivers Camera (Director of Photography)
Ben Rivers-Editing Ben Rivers Editing (Editor)
Ben Rivers-Writing Ben Rivers Writing (Writer)
Ben Rivers-Sound Ben Rivers Sound (Sound Recordist)
Ben Russell-Directing Ben Russell Directing (Director)
Ben Russell-Camera Ben Russell Camera (Director of Photography)
Ben Russell-Editing Ben Russell Editing (Editor)

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