A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness Poster

Awards

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2015

Nominated
Heterodox Award
Ben Rivers
Ben Russell

CPH:DOX 2013

Won
New Vision Award
Ben Rivers
Ben Russell

Our choice, A Spell to Ward off the Darkness, is partly allegorical, partly post-apocalyptic and ... More

Our choice, A Spell to Ward off the Darkness, is partly allegorical, partly post-apocalyptic and partly a Black Metal music video. Its questions and problems are not resolved. They keep returning to the central theme of how to live when no present models appear to work. The movie shifts modes between portraying a failed commune, an aborted attempt at seclusion and a cathartic but ultimately senseless musical release. We congratulate the filmmakers."


Indiewire Critics' Poll 2013

Nominated
ICP Award
Best Undistributed Film
7th place.

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2013

Nominated
Silver Eye Award
Best Feature Documentary
Ben Rivers
Ben Russell

Pancevo Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Lighthouse Award
Ben Rivers
Ben Russell

T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland 2014

Nominated
Grand Prix
International Competition
Ben Rivers
Ben Russell

Torino Film Festival 2013

Won
Prize of the City of Torino
Best International Documentary Film
Ben Rivers
Ben Russell

For the following reason: For its ability to construct a complex link between early cinema and ... More

For the following reason: For its ability to construct a complex link between early cinema and contemporary ethnographic and documentary tendencies, as well as its moltiplicity of (triangular) forms that allow us to simultaneusly womder openly and immerse into tension that build an human experience.


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