Lykkelænder

The Raven and the Seagull 

2018, HD, Color, Danish, Greenlandic, 70’

 

Impressions from Greenland in a beautiful and sensitive film about myths and reality - and about the historical relationship with Denmark.

The relationship between Greenland and Denmark is full of fantasy and myths. And these are exactly what Danish artist Lasse Lau reflects upon – and in turn documents – in his first feature-length film. But how do you give a form to the Greenlandic experience when you are an outsider yourself? Lau has created a sensitive film about authenticity and recreation by letting both elements become a part of the work, together with his performers. But also by watching and listening intently. The colonial history is entrenched in both Greenland's infinitely beautiful landscapes and in the collective consciousness. But so is the willingness to break with it and look ahead with a new political self-awareness. 'Lykkelænder' is the result of a long-term research project, but talks about its extremely complex topics in a way that grounds the postcolonial perspective in a recognisable life experience. It does so with both a sense of humour and with emphasis.

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Credits and Screenings

Prizes and Nominations 

- Winner Special Jury Prize - Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, Lafayette LA, USA 2020

- Winner Grand prix Nanook – Jean Rouch International Film Festival, France 2019

- Winner Golden Raven Best Full-length Documentary at Golden Raven Arctic Film Festival, Anadyr, Russia 2019

- Winner Best World Cinema Feature Documentary at Kansas City Film Fest International, 2019

- Winner Nordic:Dox Award at CPH:DOX* Copenhagen International Documentary Festival, Denmark, 2018

- Nominee Spirit of Freedom Award, Bahamas International Film Festival, Bahamas, 2019

- Nominee best feature film, Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival (FIDBA), Argentina

- Nominee for RAI/Basil Wright Award, RAI Film Festival 2019

- Nominee for Political Film Award, Hamburg Film Festival, 2018

- Nominee for Documentaire Extraordinaire, Bergen International Film Festival 2018   

Festivals 2020

- RAI@USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA

- Docfeed, Eindhoven, The Netherlands 

- NewFilmmakers Fest, New York, NY, USA 

- Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, Lafayette LA, USA 

- Arthouse Asia Film Festival, Kolkata, India

Festivals 2019

- Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), Bahamas

- Umeå European Film Festival, Sweden

- Jean Rouch International Film Festival, France

- Nordisk Filmfestival, Denmark

- Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest, Scotland

- Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF), Canada

- Pondicherry International Film Festival, India

- Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival (FIDBA), Argentina

- International Documentary Festival Ierapetra, Greece

- Fogo Island Film, Canada

- Golden Raven Arctic Film Festival, Anadyr, Russia

- Kansas City Film Fest International, Kansas City, MO, United States

- American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs), CA, Palm Springs, United States

- RAI International Festival, Bristol, United Kingdom

- One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

- Nordatlantiske Filmdage, Denmark

- Festival Internacional de Cine de Medellín (FestMedallo) Medellin, Columbia

- DocPoint Documentary Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland

- Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF), Norway

Festivals 2018

- Noordelijk Film Festival, Leuuwarden, The Netherlands

- Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany

- Cambridge Film Festival, United Kingdom 

- Filmfest Hamburg, Germany

- Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF), Norway

- Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), Iceland

- OFF Odense Film Festival, Denmark

- Copenhagen International Documentary Festival (CPH:DOX*), Denmark

German Distribution/ Cinema Distribution (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) 

 

- Nordlichter Film - https://nordlichter-film.de

TV Screenings 2018

- Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa (KNR) - The Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation, Dec 26th, 8.15 PM

Other Screenings 2019

- Auteur Film, Copenhagen, Denmark

- Fogo Island Film, Canada

- Humanity in Action, Copenhagen, Denmark

- Fotografisk Center at Gloria Cinema, Copenhagen, Denmark

- Nordatlantiske Filmdage, Copenhagen, Denmark

- Ry College, Denmark

- Gimle:Dox, Kulturhuset Gimle, Føllenslev, Denmark 

Other Screenings 2018

- University of Nigeria Nsukka, Arts Dept. and Mass Communication Dept. Nigeria

- Eye & Mind, Moesgaard Museum & Aarhus University,  Denmark

- Gentoftegade Bibliotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

- AIM West, San Francisco, CA, USA

- The Danish Wave Festival, Illusion Cinema, Moscow, Russia

- Biffen, Ilulissat, Greenland

- Ilisimatusarfik, Nuuk, Greenland

- GUX Nuuk, Greenland

- GUX Assiaat, Greenland

- Taseralik, Sisimiut Cultural Centre, Sisimiut, Greenland

- Katuaq, Nuuk, Greenland

- Øst for Paradis, Aarhus, Denmark

- Documentary of the Month,Cinemateket, DFI, Denmark

a film by

LASSE LAU

 

actors 

VIVI NIELSEN

NUKÂKA COSTER-WALDAU

AANNGUAQ J. HANSEN

ANGUNNGUAQ LARSEN

VARNA MARIANNE NIELSEN

MAKKA KLEIST

KRISTAN MØLGAARD

producer

RIE HOUGAARD LANDGREEN

RIKKE TAMBO ANDERSEN

 

Executive Producer

EMILE HERTLING PÉRONARD

Co-producer 

PIPALUK K. JØRGENSEN 

produktion

VIVI NIELSEN

LAURA RENEE LUCHT RASMUSSEN

production design 

KURT BOUVY

cinematographer 

CHRIS DAPKINS

ULANNAQ INGEMANN

 

sound

GREGOR PFEFFER

editor

CHARLOTTE MUNCH BENGTSEN

 

composer 

MAX SCHNEIDER

assistant editors 

HOLGER SEIDELIN

GLEN BAY GRANT

recording studio

FABRIZIO BARZANTI, Inuit Dubbing

sound Mixer

& Sound Designer

FRANK MØLGAARD KNUDSEN

MAX SCHNEIDER

sound editor

FRANK MØLGAARD KNUDSEN

mixing stage engineer

SIMON ELLEGAARD, SDI Media - Stage One

speech

NUKAAKA COSTER-WALDAU

MAKKA KLEIST

music 

POVL DISSING

JOSEF TARRAK-PETRUSSEN

AASIAAT NIPAAT

post supervisor 

ANDERS V. JENSEN, Kong Gulerod Film

grading 

MARIA KLARLUND, Kong Gulerod Film

online

SEBASTIAN MUNK, Kong Gulerod Film

graphics

MALTHE EMIL HOUGAARD SABRI
EMIL LANDGREEN

translation

VIVI NIELSEN

MIRJAM BASTIAN

ONELINER

pr

VIKTORIA SKOVHUS

commissioning editor

MARIE SCHMIDT OLESEN

commissioning producer

JOHNNY ANDERSEM

funding

NEW DANISH SCREEN

NAALAKKERSUISUT

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