Journey to Utopia / Rejsen til Utopia (89')
Director: Erlend E. Mo
Country: Denmark, Norway
Language(s): Danish, Norwegian
Cinematography: Erlend E. Mo
Editor: Åsa Mossberg
Music: Sebastian Øberg and Magnus Jarlbo
Sound: Anders Kwarnmark and Andreas Kongsgaard
Production company: Magic Hour Films
Sales: Autlook Film Sales
Awards: CPH: Forum, Eurimages Co-Production Development Award
Synopsis: The enlightened, forward thinking Mo family lead a picture-perfect life on their farm in Norway. But recently, climate anxiety and fear for the planet that will be left to their three children is keeping them up at night. Taking a giant leap of faith, the family decides to take action and move to “Permatopia”: A brand new self-sufficient, organic farming cooperative in Denmark.
Director’s bio: Norwegian filmmaker Erlend Eirik Mo has been making documentaries for more than 15 years. Among the films he directed are Forbidden Love (1998), Welcome to Denmark (2003), Can You Die in Heaven? (2005), My Eyes (2006), Paradis (2008). Currently he is serving as the protagonist of his new film Journey to Utopia, in which he shows how he, his wife and children adapt to a new life cut off from civilization.