Cloudberries

2019
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 22 mins
|15 Seconds
Colour: Colour
Available Format/s: DCP, HD digital file
Original Format: HD Video
Themes: 
  • Capitalism
  • Documentary
  • Essay
  • Globalisation
  • Human Condition
  • Landscape
  • Portraits
  • Sea and river
  • Travelogue

‘Cloudberries’ was shot in Arctic Russia, on the Kola Penisula along the so-called Northern Sea Route during the hottest summer on record. It was filmed in a small fishing village, made up of an old and a new settlement. The village has taken on geo-political significance because it is situated at the nearest point on land from the Shtokman gas field, which is one of the largest natural gas fields in the world. But lives go on below the radar. The narrator – the filmmaker – is ‘just visiting’ with her camera. She sits chatting in kitchens through the hot Arctic summer night, meeting villagers and visitors, listening to the sounds of wildlife and the sea, a music festival, and an abandoned school house full of life. She follows paths of desire (and profit) and sets out to sea.Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2019 – Experimenta Strand – World premiere

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