LAND OF THE FAR NORTH – POLAR NIGHT
There is no other place in the world where you can see contrasts as stark as north of the Arctic Circle. This two-part documentary gives us a unique perspective on the polar day and night.
While in summer, the sun hardly sets here and transforms this frozen kingdom into a paradise, in winter it disappears entirely for several months. When darkness and cold engulf the landscape, life itself seemingly goes into slumber. Despite the extreme conditions, these places are also the natural habitat of several species of flora and fauna. The documentary gives us an opportunity to glimpse the marvellous world of northern Scandinavia and wonder about nature’s ability to react and adapt to difficult changes.
DIRECTED BY: Steffen Sailer, Alexandra Sailer
SCREENPLAY: Alexandra Sailer, Annette Scheurich
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Steffen Sailer, Alexandra Sailer, Klaus Scheurich, Atte Henriksson, Boas Schwarz
MUSIC: Jörg Magnus Pfeil, Siggi Mueller, Sebastian Haßler, Matija Strnisa, Nico Nohn
SOUND: Oliver Engelhardt
EDITING: Armin Riegel
PRODUCTION: Verena Feige, Marco Polo Film AG, Kerstin Conze, WDR
SALES: Albatross World Sales GmbH