Village at the End of the World

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UK release date: May 10th, 2013

Synopsis:

What would you do if you were 16, lived in the remotest village in the world, and were the only teenager? What would you do if your biological father lived next door, yet never acknowledged your existence? Well, Lars is surprisingly upbeat about it. Welcome to the world of high-speed internet and door to door sewage collection, of polar bear hunts, and the summer dips in the melting ocean. Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) spent a year in Greenland, and delivered this extraordinary documentary.

FESTIVALS:

WORLD PREMIERE: London Film Festival - Documentary Competition - 2012

Glasgow Film Festival - Winner of "Doc of the Fest" - 2012

True/False, USA - 2013

One World Film Festval, Czech Republic - Winner of "Czech Radio Award" - 2013

Thessaloniki Film Festival - 2013

Crossing Europe, Austria - 2013

Trento Film Festival, Italy - 2013

Docville, Belguim - 2013

Little Rock Film Festival, USA - 2013

Pelicam International Film Festival, Romania - 2013

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel - 2013

New Zealand International Film Festival, New Zealand - 2013

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia - 2013

Transatlantyk:  Poznan International Film and Music Festival, Poland - 2013

Dokufest, Kosovo - 2013

Filmambiente - Int. Environmental Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2013

Vancouver Intl Film Festival, Canada - 2013

Margaret Mead Film Festival, USA - Winner of the Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award - 2013

Bergen International Film Festival, Norway - 2013

 

PRESS:

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL:

"A warm-hearted and impressively structured documentary"

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THE FINANCIAL TIMES:

“Startlingly informative... [and] will knock your eyes and heart out.”

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LITTLE WHITE LIES:

"Village At The End Of The World excels in capturing its characters with a restrained sensitivity... It’s a wonderful portrait of a village at a cultural and technological crossroads."

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EMPIRE MAGAZINE:

"This beautiful documentary discreetly examines how tradition and progress are harnessed" 

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