UK, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Documentaries)
New Age shamanism. Fire walking. Tantric sex. An Australian rugby coach.
Every year Angsbacka, an idyllic lakeside forest in the north of Sweden, becomes a gathering point for people seeking spiritual fulfilment. At the No Mind Festival participants throw their material desires to the wind in exchange for an enlightening reprieve of shamanism, fire walking, tantra and self-discovery.
In Three Miles North of Molkom we meet seven of these soul searches; among them a Swedish celebrity, a Californian hippy and an Australian rugby coach, who wandered in accidentally and regards the tantra - and tantrums - with chortling cynicism. The resulting antics are so perfectly nuanced that these dyed-in-the-wool tree huggers could have been plucked straight from a Christopher Guest-style mockumentary.
“Gleefully snarky, thoroughly entertaining.” - Variety
D/P Robert Cannan, Corinna Villari-McFarlane WS Third Eye Film Productions TD digibeta/2007/110mins