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Decent Into The Maelstrom

Director: Jan Vardøen
Documentary 63 min

In 1980, Philip Glass wrote a piece of music inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “A Descent into the Maelstrom”, which in turn was inspired by Moskenesstraumen – a unique natural phenomenon outside the Lofoten islands. In this documentary, we follow the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra and the people who live in the weather bitten Lofoten Islands. With its powerful music and majestic landscapes, 'Decent Into The Maelstrom' is an ode to the beauty and harsh living conditions of Northern Norway.

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