A portrait of a deserted fisherman's village in Northern Norway called Børfjord - a place with an incredible personality in the middle of a magnificent Arctic nature. The 12 minute short ...
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A scene from The Bells (1926) is optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon¹s 7 minute composition. A meditation on the fleeting nature of life and love, as seen through the roiling emulsion of an film.
A portrait of a deserted fisherman's village in Northern Norway called Børfjord - a place with an incredible personality in the middle of a magnificent Arctic nature. The 12 minute short film was filmed in 70mm Super Panavision, using a specially developed "nature animation" technique. The result is a magic flight in one single shot, along the remains of an internal village road. At the same time a whole year passes by at 50 000 times normal speed! Most of the year, the village of Børfjord lies empty with virgin snow between cold houses. People show up only during a short and hectic summer season. But the cycles of nature go on as they have always done, totally independent of what people might do.
An unique work, an unprecedented short-film in his period. There are some things that aren't said, for example that it took eleven years to be done. Hundred and fifty days in shooting, with an special computer program in those days where technology wasn't exactly what we know. Imagine this: between each frame in the film are 16 centimeters, the complete trajectory of the road is two and a half kilometers. If you can see it in some festival go, I really recommend it, the music is also excellent.
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