The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Australia, which is screening in 19 cities around the country and ends on 28 June, is always amazing, always full of adventures of all kinds.
North of the Sun.
It's about two 20-something Norwegian surfers, Inger Wegge and Jorn Ranum, who'd met at film school, discovered a shared passion for the outdoors and hatched a plan: to spend a winter surfing and living simply on a remote beach in northern Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. Here's the trailer:
I was spellbound for 46 minutes - and not just because I fell in love with their Hobbit-like cabin, which they built out of driftwood and heated with a makeshift heater/stove (so resourceful!). I felt inspired by their sense of wonder, their good cheer and camaraderie in the face of adversity (extreme cold, lack of sunlight for months at a time...) and their commitment (winters last nine months this far north).
|I want to live here|
Catch it at the Banff (click here for dates and venues), or rent/buy it on Vimeo.