Domestic releases: The Mystery of the Northern Lights

The Mystery of the Northern Lights“Kristian Birkeland, the man who solved the mystery of the Northern Lights, had a versatile talent and many incredible ideas. He was an uncompromising and brilliant scientist with great passion for his work. In spite of Birkelands pioneering auroral research, he was ignored and opposed for a long time, both in Norway and abroad. Not until the 1960s, when NASA began launching manned spacecraft, were Birkeland’s theories confirmed and accepted. The Mystery of the Northern Lights is the story of Kristian Birkelands short but eventful life in which both success and tragedy dominated. It is also the story about the power struggle that took place in the Norwegian science community in the late 1800s.”

  • Dir: Trond Brede Andersen
  • Screenplay: Trond Brede Andersen, Roald E. Hansen
  • DOP: Knut Aas
  • Production company: Original Film AS
  • Country: Norway
Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.