expedition to the end of the world
Denmark / 2012 / 89'
On a three-mast schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, we set off for the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of North-East Greenland. An epic journey where the brave sailors on board encounter polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and entirely new species. But in their encounter with new, unknown parts of the world, the crew of scientist and artists also confronted the existential questions of life. Curiosity, grand pathos and a liberating dose of humour come together in a superbly orchestrated film where one iconic image after the other seduces us far beyond the historical footnote that is humanity. A film conceived and brought to life on a grand scale - a long forgotten childhood dream lived out by grown artists and scientists.
Daniel Dencik is a director, editor, scriptwriter and poet. His editing work includes "Into Eternity" (2010), "Noialbinoi" (2001) and "Five Obstructions" (2003). "Moon Rider" from 2012 was Dencik’s debut as a documentary film director. His latest book “Via katastroferne” is nominated for the best Literature of the year 2012 in Denmark.