Beyond the North Winds: A Post Nuclear Reverie (United Kingdom)
5 13 April 2019

Beyond the North Winds: A Post Nuclear Reverie

Beyond the North Winds: A Post Nuclear Reverie

  • Natalie Cubides-Brady

Synopsis

On the northern coast of Scotland, Dounreay is a nuclear research site built at the end of the 1950s and whose reactors have been gradually shut down. Following in the footsteps of Walter Glass—a fictional researcher who disappeared during his investigation into the decommissioning of the site—Beyond the North Winds: A Post Nuclear Reverieexplores the inhospitable landscape of this coast and offers a reflection on the links between myth, technology and scenery. It focuses on what has disappeared—the researcher, a cottage that mysteriously went up in flames—to talk about what will remain of us, be it the ruins of a Neolithic shelter, abandoned nuclear infrastructures, or stories, myths and legends, transmitted from generation to generation. Thus, by looking towards the past inscribed in the landscape itself, the film wonders about our mark. What will remain of the Anthropocene? Natalie Cubides-Brady seizes this question and creates an astonishing film from it, in which time and landscape, fiction and reality are intertwined, in a subtle interplay of symmetries and transformations. 
 
Céline Guénot
Length: 24'
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2019
Language(s): English
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2019

Production

Natalie Cubides-Brady

Sales Contact

Nicola Cowee
National Film and Television School
festivals2@nfts.co.uk
Tel. +441494731472

Screenings

Language(s):  English
Subtitles:  French
  • Wednesday 10 April
  • 20:30
Colombière

Followed by a discussion

  • Thursday 11 April
  • 13:45