About the documentary
Elderly sailor Sven Yrvind takes on a daring solo voyage from Ireland to New Zealand. What seems like a reckless journey on the unforgiving seas is also inner journey that prompts the thought - how do we wish to lead our lives?
Philosopher of the Sea was directed and edited by Andreas Eidhagen who believes the documentary shows not only the physical obstacles that age brings, but also the psychological as well as philosophical questions an 83-year-old adventurer faces as he approaches the final years of his life. Through Yrvind's own stories and those of his friends, we get an understanding of his background and what made him choose this path in life – as a hermit of the sea distanced from conventional society. The film was produced by Annika Gritti at The Motor Moving Pictures.