Kyle Faulkner’s review published on Letterboxd:
Far north of Norway out in the middle of the Arctic there's an archipelago called Svalbard and on one of the isles there's a little settlement called Pyramiden which was once the greatest example of communist enterprise before the collapse of the Union. The place is deserted now except for a couple handfuls of guides and chefs who provide service to the tourists. Since the place is completely off the grid this doc is all about the kind of oddballs who prefer to stay away from mainland life and inhabit the cold and quiet for years on end, with total social independence, no internet, phone or radio signal. So it's kind of a miniature variation on that theme in Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World. Everyone's a little nutty, problems with people, problems with money, problems with drugs and so forth, but they accept that about themselves and they love each other. Very standard visually with talky bits to camera etc. Starts with a literal tour of the place so you get a good look around at the isolated snowy terrain and empty abandoned buildings. It also has a pretty nifty drone ambient soundscape running all the way through.
Round the World #202: Svalbard and Jan Mayen