The title Let there be Light is from a poem by the Armenian poet, Paruir Sevak. Sevak visualizes the very strong, almost religious and existential relationship the Armenians have to their biblical, mighty mountain Ararat. A priest cleans after a religious service is over. The mighty mountain Ararat is awakening. The Sun is illuminating the top while a voice reads from Genesis (8:1-17) and peasants work peacefully in the field below Ararat. A piano starts playing a partita by J.S.Bach, while the camera is slowly moving horizontally in a dark room. The camera suddenly starts moving vertically and the scene is cut when the light abruptly flows into the darkness.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
J. S. Bach
Aaslaug Krokann Berg
Hoel studied Archeology and Osteology from 1977-78 at The University of Stockholm, and Nordic Languages at the same university from 1978-79. In 1979-81 he attended ABF Painting School, and moved to The National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway in 1981-85 and 1988-89.
Little Red Riding Hood (2004), Diary of War (2006), Visions of Purity (2009), Let There Be Light (2012).