International Competition

The Expedition to the End of the World

Daniel Dencik
Screening time  
27.02. / Thursday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2  
28.02. / Friday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 3  
01.03. / Saturday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 3  
A grand and adventurous journey of discovery to the last white areas of the world map. But no matter how far we go and how hard we try to find answers, we ultimately meet ourselves and our own transience.

A real adventure film – for the 21st century. 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 northeast 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 scientists 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 another 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

Daniel Dencik, born in 1972, is a Swedish director, editor, scriptwriter and poet. He graduated in editing from Copenhagen’s National Film School of Denmark (1999). His editing and screenwriting work includes Labrador (2011), Into Eternity (2010), Five Obstructions (2003), Noi Albinoi (2001). Moon Rider from 2012 was Dencik’s debut as a documentary film director.

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Ekspeditionen til verdens ende

Denmark, Sweden
2013, 90', DCP

Directed by:
Daniel Dencik

Screenplay by:
Michael Haslund-Christensen, Daniel Dencik, Janus Metz

Martin Munch

Edited by:
Per Sandholt, Rebekka Lønqvist

Mads Heldtberg

Michael Haslund-Christensen,

Produced by:
Haslund Film Aps, Beofilm Post Production

Festivals & Awards:

Reykjavik International Film Festival 2013 – Riff Environmental Award; Camden International Film Festival 2013 – The Harrell Award for Best Documentary Feature; Special Jury Mention; International Documentary Film Festival Docville 2013 – Best International Documentary; Trento Film Festival 2013 – Gold Gentian for Best Documentary; RIDM Montreal International Documentary Award 2013 – The Women Inmates Award