The Hero’s Journey to the Third Pole – A Bipolar Musical Documentary With Elephants

  • Jan 4 - Jan 8, 2023
  • 78 mins
  • Director | Andri Magnason, Anní Ólafsdóttir
  • Producer | Andri Magnason, Halldóra Þorláksdóttir, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir, Sigurður Pálmason

Part road movie, part musical, part serious inquiry into the caverns of the mind, The Hero’s Journey to the Third Pole is at once an artful, sensitive and amusing examination of mental health, told through an unexpected story of friendship.

The film follows Anna Tara Edwards, an Icelander raised in Nepal, and legendary musician Högni Egilsson, as they journey to Anna’s childhood home in the mountain jungles to explore the afflictions and superpowers that come with bipolar disorder. Delving into their respective pasts through textured archival footage and home videos, the narrative follows their present-day quest to raise awareness about the disease and come to terms with the impact it has had on their own lives.