The film is a a short documentary portrait on Northern Europe’s highest lying mountain village.
‘Far up in the Norwegian mountains lies Skåbu – Northern Europe’s highest lying village, where 600 inhabitants live their everyday lives surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful nature.With only a petrol station and a grocery store in close proximity, what do people do with their time? And why have they chosen to live in a place so remote and isolated from the rest of the civilisation? Even with short Nordic days and icy temperatures, life is lived thoroughly and properly here; wood chopped for fire, deer hunted for dinner and wool knitted for warmth. We aim to capture this sedate and organic way of life through the wonderfully warm, analogue format of super 16mm. Peaking into the lives of the individuals that call these mountains their home, following their adventures into the boreal forests, their communal activities and their isolated everyday lives, we attempt to discover if a life in a distant village is a happy one.’