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Picture of Light (1994)

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A documentary of an expedition to Churchill, Manitoba to film the Northern Lights.

Director:

Peter Mettler

Writer:

Peter Mettler (writing)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gavin Connor Gavin Connor ... Himself - Rifleman
Brian Ladoon Brian Ladoon ... Himself - Dog trainer
Don Lind Don Lind ... Himself - Representative from space (as Dr. Don Lind)
Peter Mettler ... Himself - Cinematography and Direction / Narrator
Kees Verspeek Kees Verspeek ... Himself - Priest
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A documentary of an expedition to Churchill, Manitoba to film the Northern Lights.

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Canada | Switzerland

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1994 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

Obraz swiatla See more »

Filming Locations:

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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Peter Mettler - Cinematography and Direction: Once again I struggle with the impulse to get my camera... but to simply watch instead...
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A beautiful, uncanny picture
30 July 2001 | by drrapSee all my reviews

This film is a strange, crystalline artifact, part cinema verité and part unabashed paean to the heavens. The earlier part of the film is almost a comedy of errors, as the film crew films itself on the train to Churchill, Manitoba, and ends up stuck in one of the town's few hotels during a blizzard. For fun, the hotel's owners shoots a hole in the wall with a high-power rifle, and they watch the snowflakes blow through the hole. But once the weather clears and the crew actually gets out to film their announced subject, the northern lights have never shimmered so brightly, in an ethereal silence never to be seen on a National Geographic special.

I saw this film at a conference in North Bay, Ontario -- and got the sense that it isn't seen much in the U.S. Too bad! It would be an excellent candidate for a widescreeen DVD release.


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