International Competition

The Raft

Marcus Lindeen
Screening time  
27.02. / Wednesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 3  
28.02. / Thursday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 1  
02.03. / Saturday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 5  
Three months without privacy on a raft. The story of the strangest social experiment of all times - told by those who took part in it.

In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior. Although the project became known in the press as The Sex Raft, nobody expected what ultimately took place on that three-month journey. Through extraordinary archive material and a reunion of the surviving members of the expedition on a full-scale replica of the raft, this film tells the hidden story behind what has been described as “one of the strangest group experiments of all time.”


Marcus Lindeen

Marcus Lindeen is an artist, writer and director. He studied directing at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and made his debut with Regretters, both a theater play and a documentary film that won numerous awards, among them the Prix Europa for best European documentary in Berlin in 2010. In 2011 his second film Accidentes Gloriosos premiered at The Venice Film Festival and won the prize for best medium-length film. His latest film is The Raft (2018).

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Denmark, Germany, USA, Sweden
2018, 97'

Directed by:
Marcus Lindeen

Screenplay by:
Marcus Lindeen

Måns Månsson

Edited by:
Dominika Daubenbüchel, Alexandra Strauss

Hans Appelqvist

Erik Gandini

Produced by:
Fasad AB

Festivals & Awards:

CPH:DOX 2018 – CPH:DOX Award; Athens International Film Festival 2018 – Special Mention; Chicago International Film Festival 2018 – Best Documentary; IDFA 2018; São Paulo International Film Festival 2018; Zürich Film Festival 2018; BFI London Film Festival 2018; Melbourne International Film Festival 2018; DocLisboa 2018; Dokufest 2018; Helsinki International Film Festival 2018; Antenna Documentary Film Festival 2018; Kaunas International Film Festival 2018; Haifa International Film Festival 2018