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M A G N E T I C   N O R T H
2003   9'   Dance Film   ACE/BBC

S Y N O P S I S:

Adolescent rituals are played out in the wintry landscapes of Northern Finland. A teenage girl skates on a frozen lake, while a teenage boy poses with a guitar in his room. Moving between the city and the wilderness, MAGNETIC NORTH weaves a pattern of imagined 'calls and answerings' between its characters, across distances, through sound and movement.

Between the solitary skating girls in the great outdoors, and the solitary guitar-boys in the dingy indoors, this magnetic northern landscape evokes an enigmatic world of adolescent fantasy, yearning and imagination.

MAGNETIC NORTH was filmed entirely on location in Haukipudas and Oulu, Finland. It was commissioned as part of the BBC and Arts Council's Dancing Across Water series.

C R E D I T S :

D I R E C T O R  /  C H O R E O G R A P H E R
Miranda Pennell

M U S I C  &  S O U N D   D E S I G N
Graeme Miller

D I R E C T O R   O F   P H O T O G R A P H Y
Marita Hällfors

A R T   D I R E C T O R
Merja Koistinen

S O U N D   R E C O R D I S T
Juha Linna

Philippe Kotlarski

I N   C O - O P E R A T I O N   W I T H
POEM - Northern Film and Media Centre
Northern Finland Screen Commission
Haukipudas Municipality
Periferia Productions, Finland

P R O D U C E R   I N   F I N L A N D
Outi Rousu

Anne Beresford
Margaret Williams

M J W   P R O D U C T I O N S   L T D

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