Given our current addiction to being connected and taking pictures of ourselves that no one really cares about, it is refreshing to find a documentary about two young guys who escaped it all in search of their muse.
North of the Sun tells the story of Inge Wegge (25) and Jørn Ranum (22) who spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean. There they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off materials that washed up on shore, and ate expired food the stores would otherwise have thrown away. But the boys brought with them two items of utmost importance: Their surfboards - perhaps their biggest motivation for the arctic adventure. Because the remote bay holds a well-kept secret; Some of the worlds finest surfing waves.
I loved this film for its simplicity and passion. It is worth renting and is a definite purchase for those with a restless spirit.