In 1946, a young forester was dispatched to the north of Finland to find trees large enough to serve as electricity poles in Ireland. The only surviving record of his hazardous mission are a few telegrams he sent to the home front. Directors Feargal Ward and Adrian Duncan literally follow in his footsteps in this tough trek through the subarctic wilderness, captured in dreamlike, hallucinatory scenes. The fantastic soundscape with high-pitched, sparse tones only intensifies the sense of desolation and mystery.
Feargal Ward is a filmmaker based in Berlin and Dublin. His award-winning work has been screened, exhibited and broadcast worldwide. He also collaborates with other filmmakers and artists on projects of shared interest.
Adrian Duncan is an artist and writer based in Ireland and Berlin. His visual-art work is primarily installation based, most often using photography, film and sculpture. He is coeditor of Paper Visual Art Journal (IRL/DE).
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