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THE RAVEN & THE SEAGULL
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2018
Denmark, Greenland
Lasse Law
Lasse Law
Chris Dapkins
Rie Hougaard Landgreen
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The relationship between Greenland and Denmark is full of fantasy and myths. And these are exactly what Danish artist Lasse Lau reflects upon – and in turn documents – in his first feature-length film. But how do you give a form to the Greenlandic experience when you are an outsider yourself? Lau has created a sensitive film about authenticity and recreation by letting both elements become a part of the work, together with his performers. But also by watching and listening intently. The colonial history is entrenched in both Greenland's infinitely beautiful landscapes and in the collective consciousness. But so is the willingness to break with it and look ahead with a new political self-awareness. 'The Raven and The Seagull' is the result of a long-term research project, but talks about its extremely complex topics in a way that grounds the post-colonial perspective in a recognisable life experience. It does so with both a sense of humour and with emphasis.
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Selected festival history
2018
⦁ CPH:DOX in competition NORDIC:DOX:AWARD WINNER
⦁ OFF Odense Film Festival official selection
⦁ BIFF Bergen International Film Festival in competition Documentaire Extraordinaire
⦁ RIFF Reykjavik International Film festival official selection Translations
⦁ Filmfest Hamburg in competition Sektion: Veto!
⦁ Cambridge International Film Festival in competition for the silver punt / best documentary
⦁ The 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck in competition Documentary
⦁ Noordilijk Film Festival in competition Best Documentary
2019
⦁ DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival official selection Doc Point
⦁ TIFF Tromsø International Film Festival official selection FILM FRA NORD
⦁ The Medellín International Film Festival In competition
⦁ RAI FILM FESTIVAL 16th 2019. RAI/Basil Wright category main competition
⦁ American Documentary Film Festival AmDocs 2019 Official Selection
⦁ Kansas City Film Fest Official selection
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Lasse Law
Director's biography:
Lasse Lau born 1974, Denmark is an award-winning visual artist and filmmaker who looks at the spatial dimension of power to better understand society's social struggles. His work addresses challenges and pitfalls in the relational and representational capitalist monolithic readings of space. His most recent film, Lykkelænder– The Raven and The Seagull– looks into the complex identity struggles of Greenland's quest for cultural and constitutional independence. The relationship between Greenland and Denmark is full of fantasy and myths and these myths are what Danish artist Lau reflects and reacts upon. His films have won the Nordic:Dox Award at CPH:DOX*, 1st prize at Fokus Videokunst Festival, an honorary mention at Festival Der Nationen and the Sunset Film Festival. His films have been shown at Beirut Art Center, the British Museum, BOZAR, Cimatheque, CPH:DOX, Darb 1718, Edith-Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Festival d'arts vidéo Clermont Farrand, Fotografisk Center, Green Lantern, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Lumiar Cité, Malmö konsthall, Medrar for Contemporary Art, MOMA PS1, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea Lisboa, Museum of Resistance Torino, OCAT, Smart Project Space, Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art, Westfälische Kunstverein and WRO Media Art Biennale. Lasse Lau studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Berlin University of Art and the Funen Academy of Fine Art in Denmark.

Director's filmography:

⦁ 2018 –«The Raven and The Seagull»
⦁ 2017 – «STEM- Sound from the Tropical»
⦁ 2012 – «The Sound from the Hallway»
⦁ 1999 – «The Man and The Mouse»