Andrew Telling's new film captures Norway with elegance and purity

Posted by Rob Alderson,

Filmmaker Andrew Telling is a master of the less-is-more creative approach. For his new film released today, Andrew travelled to Vardø in Norway with artist Conor Harrington as he took part in Komafest and the result is four minutes of pure, pared-back perfection. Packed full of sumptuous shots, it’s a contemplative, atmospheric piece that luxuriates in the visuals and spins out the narrative at a leisurely pace. And the music – specially composed by Andrew and Lucinda Chua – adds an elegiac feel to the film which dovetails with the aesthetic restraint. It takes real talent to make a film as quietly confident as this, but Andrew is certainly the man to do it.

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.