Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This documentary by three different directors chronicles their two-week journey aboard a commercial icebreaker on the Bothnian Sea. The first episode is by French director Jean Rouch and has the title "Bateau-Givre," or "Frosted Boat." It focuses on the beauty of the ocean and the ship itself. Swedish director Titte Tornroth's "Hans Majestat Isbrytaren Frej" focuses more on the human element, while the eccentric Chilean-French director Raul Ruiz has constructed a first-person science-fiction narrative titled "Histoire de Glace."