Far North

Last Update: 06 Aug 2008

 
 
 
Sean flew to Norway on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, to begin filming
True North (now renamed Far North). This is an independent film directed by
Asif Kapadia, written by Asif Kapadia and Tim Miller and based on the Sara
Maitland short story, True North.
 
Far North filmed in Svalbard during September 2006 and moved to
the FilmCampen in Målselv in October 2006. Co-stars are Michelle Yeoh and
Michelle Krusiec. Filming continued until November 2006.
 
According to Kaiser Clark's blog, Sean finished filming his Norwegian scenes
during the week of September 25-30, 2006 and was scheduled to rejoin the
company when they continued filming in a studio in Twickenham,
November 5-19, 2006. Reportedly Sean finished his London scenes on
November 14, 2006.
 
For some more excellent information about the film, and behind the scenes tidbits,
please visit Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre here.
 
Far North Pressbook available on Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre.
 
 

 

 

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Thanks to The Bureau for the images.
 

 

 

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Thanks to Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre and Daniel Wilton's website for the images.
 
FAR NORTH is a dark and tragic epic thriller about the battle for survival.
Revenge, jealousy and courage are played out against the harsh beauty of
the desolate Arctic tundra. SAIVA, a woman living under a curse, and ANJA,
her adopted daughter, live in a remote land far from civilization where she
believes they will be safe.

Saiva is the sole survivor of an indigenous tribe of reindeer herders slaughtered
by a troop of marauding soldiers. After the massacre, Saiva leads the men
to their death on a glacier avenging Ivar, the only man she ever loved.

They struggle to survive, living off the scarce prey they can kill. One day a
figure appears on the horizon and collapses. Despite her fears and doubts
Saiva takes him in and nurses him back from the brink of death. Loki
the fugitive, recovers and settles in with the two women as the snow
arrives and the long winter nights close in. Saiva and Anja compete for
his attention.
 
As the passion between Loki and Anja deepens, they tell Saiva the
heartbreaking news that they intend to leave her to start a new life
together. She is devastated. As the sea begins to freeze over, Loki
and Anja prepare for the long journey South to Loki’s village. Saiva
retreats into a tense silence. At the moment the lovers are about to
leave, she acts with terrifying and horrific consequences.
 
 
"True North" can be found in a collection of short stories, Angel Maker, by Sara
Maitland. (Paperback; Henry Holt & Co, Jan 1998, ISBN-10: 0805055290; ISBN-13: 978-0805055290)
 
Sara's story has also been recently republished as part of a new Sara Maitland
collection by Maia Press London, under the title Far North & Other Dark Tales,
paperback, ISBN 978-190455927-6, Maia Press 2008.
 
Please see: http://www.maiapress.com/books/farnorth.php

Far North page at IMDB (click here).

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