EIFF 2016: ‘Diving into the Unknown’ ★★★★★

“My aim is to stay alive, I don’t want to die.” A plainly spoken objective from one subject of Juan Reina’s equally forthright, compelling and utterly breath-taking documentary Diving Into the Unknown, a stellar entry in Edinburgh’s Focus on Finland strand. Being buried alive often tops lists of most feared ways to die but perishing in the glacial water of caves a hundred metres below ground must be a close rival. It is a risk run by a team of daring Finnish divers navigating previously unexplored depths in northern Norway.

Diving into the Unknown made its UK premiere at EIFF 2016 – head on over to CineVue to keep reading here.