Drifting in and out of consciousness (oxfordhacker) wrote,
Drifting in and out of consciousness

Far North

Set in and around tundra, ice floes and mountains, 'Far North' is bright and dark and spare and cold. My google-fu suggested that it would be better to go into it without knowing what to expect and I would certainly agree, but then again I always feel like that, so I'm not sure how general this recommendation would be. The plot is fairly slight, so I suspect the film would feel a little slow if you knew too much about where it was going. On the other hand, (if it's not too much of a spoiler) there's no shocking plot twist, and it's very much more about the journey than the destination.

Given my uncertainty, perhaps it's best that I describe some elements of the film in a truthful but misleading fashion; that should provide the best (and/or worst) of both worlds. So, 'Far North' features:
  • A cute girl with a gun
  • Sex
  • Seal stalking
  • Violence
  • Attractive women sleeping with each other
  • Blood
  • Husky dragging
  • Guts
  • Knife-crime
  • Cookery
  • Full facial snow-balling
  • Aurora Borealis
  • A naked Sean Bean
  • Some of the most explicit on-screen scrimshawing you're ever likely to see
In summary: recommended.
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