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JOURNEY TO UTOPIA

Erlend E. Mo
DK SE NO 2020    58' 88'
⚬ Green ⚬ Human Interest 

Synopsis

A Norwegian family preoccupied by the global climate crisis decides to be the change they want to see in the world and move to an eco village in Denmark. But what are their new shared values, and can they all agree on them? 

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Director

Erlend E. Mo

Producer

Lise Lense-Møller

Co-Producers

Fredrik Lange, Carsten Aanonsen, Anthony Muir

Executive Producer

Film i Väst, Katarina Krave

Production Company

Magic Hour Films

Co-Production Companies

Mosaikk Film, Indie Film, Vilda Bomben Film

In collaboration with

TV2, SVT, NRK

Cinematography

Erlend E. Mo, Casper Høyberg

Editor

Åsa Mossberg

Music

Sebastian Øberg, Magnus Jarlbo

Sound

Anders Kwarnmark, Andreas Kongsgaard

Awards

Green Horizons Award

Braunschweig IFF 2021

Festivals

CPH:DOX 2020

DokuFest 2020

Festival dei Popoli 2020

Nordische Filmtage Lübeck 2020

Movies That Matter 2021

Millenium Festival 2021

Film Details

Runtimes 58' 88'
Spoken Languages Norwegian, Danish
Production Countries Denmark, Norway, Sweden

Biography

Erlend E. Mo (1967-2021, Norway) studied literature and Scandinavian languages at Oslo University 1986-90, and film and TV at Volda University College 1990-92. Has produced and directed for NRK's Children and Youth Department and DR's Children and Youth Department.

Wrote and directed the fictional documentary FORBIDDEN LOVE (1998), awarded the Terje Vigen prize at the Norwegian Short Film Festival, nominated for the Dutch Prix Iris and participant at several other international festivals. WELCOME TO DENMARK (2003) was awarded Best Documentary at Odense, and was the only Nordic film represented at the EuropaCinema 2003 in Viareggio. CAN YOU DIE IN HEAVEN (2005) was awarded the Youth Jury's Best Documentary at Odense Film Festival, Best Children's Doc at Pärnu, Estonia, and won a GuldDok for Best Documentary at CPH:DOX. MY EYES (2006) won the IDFA Silver Cub Award, a GuldDok for Best Sound at CPH:DOX, Best Short Film at Sao Paolo and the Cinematic Vision Short Award at the SilverDocs AFI (Discovery Documentary Festival).

PARADIS (2008) is a feature-length documentary co-directed with Sami Saif and Jens Loftager. The film premiered at Odense Film Festival. FOUR LETTERS APART - CHILDREN IN THE AGE OF ADHD (2013) was selected for CPH:DOX, Göteborg Film Festival and Hot Docs in Canada. JOURNEY TO UTOPIA (2020) was nominated for The NORDIC:DOX and Danish:Dox awards at CPH:DOX 2020 and The Bodil award in 2021.

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