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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 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 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 2019

- 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

- 6th International Documentary Festival Ierapetra, Greece

- 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

- 4° 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

- The 60th Nordic Film Days 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

sound Mixer

& Sound Designer

FRANK MØLGAARD KNUDSEN

MAX SCHNEIDER

sound editor

FRANK MØLGAARD KNUDSEN