A real adventure film – but in a very modern sense. On a three-mast schooner aboard with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, we set off towards the end of the world: in this case, the rapidly melting ice massifs in North-East Greenland.
An epic journey where the brave sailors get acquainted with imaginary tent pitches, polar bear nightmares and entirely new species. But in their encounter with the new, unknown parts of our world, the crew – which ranges from the artists Tal R and Daniel Richter to the geologist Minik Rosing – addresses a number of questions of a fundamental, existential nature.
Curiosity, great pathos and a liberating splash of humour come together in a film that is superbly orchestrated by the cinematic talent Daniel Dencik, who in one iconic image after another seduces us both far beyond and deep into the historical footnote that is humanity. A film that is both conceived and brought into life on a large scale, just like an old childhood dream realised in adult company.
Director: Daniel Dencik
Production: Haslund Film by Michael Haslund-Christensen
Executive producer: Janus Metz
Length: 90 minutes
Theatrical distribution: DOXBIO
Director and writer. He has received a number of awards and scholarships in both film and literature, including the Copenhagen Prize for Literature of the Year, the Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year grant, the Festival Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival. LABRADOR (manuscript) was selected for the Official Selection at Cannes and won the main prize at the Marrakech Film Festival in 2011. Dencik’s latest book VIA KATASTROFERNE were among the nominees for Politikens Literature Prize in 2013.
In addition to this, Dencik is the director of the brilliant documentary MOON RIDER, which DOXBIO showed in 2012, and for which he was awarded the Reel Talent Award at CPH:DOX.