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On the Edge of Freedom

Anita Mathal Hopland, Jens Lengerke
Screening time  
01.03. / Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 4  
A group of young Ukrainian and Russian urban explorers defy death in search of the ultimate experience.

Imagine climbing onto the spire of a skyscraper and standing there, several hundred metres above the ground – with no safety rope or parachute. For a group of young death-defying Ukrainian and Russian urban explorers, this is reality – it’s what they do in search of the ultimate experience. Their endeavours result in wild YouTube videos and reckless selfies on social media and this new kind of visual expression is booming in the former Eastern bloc. At the forefront of the movement is a young woman. Armed with a GoPro camera, she takes us to the very top and lets us experience this unique rush of freedom. Sweat and nerves are easy to come by as Angela balances on the tip of a crane hundreds of metres above the streets of Moscow. But down below on solid ground, the harsh realities of life await.

Anita

Anita Mathal Hopland

Anita Mathal Hopland (1981) and Jens Lengerke (1984) work for the Danish production company Larm Film, where they are involved in directing. On the Edge of Freedom is their first joint project and Jens’s cinematic debut. Anita is also the author and director of the film Under the Darkness.

Jens

Jens Lengerke

 Jens Lengerke (1984) and Anita Mathal Hopland (1981) work for the Danish production company Larm Film, where they are involved in directing. On the Edge of Freedom is their first joint project and Jens’s cinematic debut. 

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On the Edge of Freedom

Denmark
2017, 74' 31''

Directed by:
Anita Mathal Hopland, Jens Lengerke

Screenplay by:
Anita Mathal Hopland, Jens Lengerke

Cinematography:
Anita Mathal Hopland, Jens Lengerke

Edited by:
Mikael Kloster Ebbesen

Music:
Morten Svenstrup, Alfred Benedict

Producer:
Søren Steen Jespersen

Produced by:
Larm Film

Festivals & Awards:

CPH:DOX 2017; Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017; Baltic Sea Docs 2017; Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017; Russian Open Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest 2017; Eastern Oregon Film Festival 2017