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Film screening. A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

Garage Screen. Experiments
15 August 2018


This debut writing/directing collaboration of British artist Ben Rivers and American director Ben Russell is devoted to the alternative practices of (self)cognition. New pagans, members of decaying communes, black metal bands, and hermits in the Arctic form the human "landscape" in their anthropologic film, which is structured as an immersive audio and visual journey.

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness represents a study of a possible alternative—spiritual—life framed in modern Western culture. Based on the ethnographic approach and close involvement of the writers in the life of their characters, A Spell documents the experience of faith in transcendence as the only way of survival in modern civilization.

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
Directors Ben Rivers, Ben Russell
France, Estonia, 2013, 98 min, 18+



Standard: 350 RUB
Student: 250 RUB*

 Garage Members: 175 RUB.


Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

Film will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility

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