enda

Journey to Utopia

Erlend E. Mo, Denmark, 2020

88 min.DK/Documentary

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. But will green community living really be a sustainable solution for a family of five headstrong individualists, each with their own very different expectations and dreams? A heartwarming and brutally honest film about one family’s attempt to make a real difference under the shadow of climate change.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Rejsen til Utopia
Danish title Rejsen til Utopia
Other titles Journey to Utopia
Keywords 2020-2030, Denmark, Norway, Family life, Relationship, Shared acommodation, Sustainability
Director Erlend E. Mo
Screenplay Erlend E. Mo
Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Director of Photography Erlend E. Mo
Editor Åsa Mossberg
Sound Anders Kwarnmark
Composer Magnus Jarlbo, Sebastian Öberg
Appearances Ingeborg Fangel Mo, Solbjørg Fangel Mo, Aslaug Fangel Mo, Arve Johannes Fangel Mo
Production country Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Production companies Magic Hour Films
International sales Autlook Filmsales / Spittelberggasse 3/14 / 1070 Wien / t +43 670 208 7881 / welcome@autlookfilms.com / autlookfilms.com
Comment Among Norwegian-born Erlend E. Mo's award-winning films are 'Can You Die in Heaven?' (2005), 'My Eyes' (2006) and 'Four Letters Apart' (2013)
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte

Companies

Production companies Magic Hour Films
Co-producer Mosaikk Film, Indie Film, Vilda Bomben AB, Film i Väst
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Sørnorsk Filmsenter, Eurimages, Norsk Filminstitutt, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Fritt Ord
In collaboration with TV2, SVT, NRK

Direction

Direction Erlend E. Mo

Script

Screenplay Erlend E. Mo

Production

Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Co-producer Fredrik Lange
Co-producer Carsten Aanonsen
Co-producer Anthony Muir
Post-production supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Post-production assistant Sebastian Anton Munk
Post-production assistant Martin Munck Schmidt
Production Kristoffer Barslund

Cinematography

Cinematographer Erlend E. Mo
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Casper Høyberg
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Simon Plum

Editing

Editor Åsa Mossberg
Editor: TV version Stefan Sundlöf
Editing supervisor Kasper Leick
Editing supervisor Rasmus Nyholm Schmidt
Avid supervisor Liv Lynge
Trailer editor Christoffer Heie

Music

Composer Magnus Jarlbo
Composer Sebastian Öberg
Musical consultant Claus Kilpatrick

Sound

Sound designer Anders Kwarnmark
Sound consultant Andreas Kongsgaard
Re-recording mixer Anders Kwarnmark
Re-recording mixer Andreas Kongsgaard

Visual effects

Colourist Maria Klarlund

Appearance

Appearance Ingeborg Fangel Mo
Appearance Solbjørg Fangel Mo
Appearance Aslaug Fangel Mo
Appearance Arve Johannes Fangel Mo
Appearance Sigrun Elsebeth Fangel Mo
Appearance Erlend E. Mo
Appearance Bjørg G. Mo
Appearance Arve G. Mo
Appearance Morten Krohn
Appearance Inger Maaløe

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Sydney Film Festival 2020-06-03
CPH:DOX 2020-03-18
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.