World Premier of The Norwegian Documentary Film
The Chicago International Film and Music Festival
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The documentary BLACKHEARTS deals with the international reach of Norwegian black metal.
“What happens when an extreme idea of Norway doesn’t quite live up to the expectations? This question is explored in a humorous new documentary.” — visitnorway.com
According to Production Manager Torstein Parelius, among the biggest financiers of the film is The Norwegian Film Institute, The Arts Council of Norway, Fritt Ord (The Freedom Of Expression Foundation) and VGTV, the broadcasting division of the largest Norwegian newspaper VG.
“The new Norwegian documentary, “Blackhearts”, follows three fans from Iran, Greece and Colombia on a kind of pilgrimage to Norway. All three have fantasized about Norway and formed a picture of the country through attentive listening to their favourite records.” —visitnorway.com
BLACKHEARTS official trailer: HERE
According to Norwegian American Weekly, Norway’s metal scene was once notorious for church burnings, suicide, and even murder. However, black metal is “growing up.”
“There are so many misconceptions about metal.” says Jonathan Selzer, a journalist from London-based Metal Hammer Magazine. “Anymore, it’s not so much about what you’re against, it’s about what you’re for.”
–Norwegian American Weekly
According to the film’s director Fredrik Horn Akselsen, “today, however, you won’t find many versions of the radical lifestyle, like connections to Satanism or whatever. Most black metal bands in Norway today really just want to make music, and hopefully make a living doing that”