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The Raven and The Seagull

OT: Lykkelænder

Lasse Lau // Denmark, 2018
Documentary Feature // FF2018



HYBRID Colonial meditation in the permafrost: Greenland’s landscape offers space for reflection on the complex relationship with the “mother country”. The huge Danish colonial empire lies in the far North. Today, Greenland is fighting for autonomy, while at the same time being acutely aware of its economic dependence. Raven and The Seagull reflects on relationships between the two territories and documents how much the experiences of occupiers and occupied have burned themselves into the collective consciousness. Director Lasse Lau also questions his own position as a non-Inuit; the result is a multi-layered, open and extremely entertaining post-colonial examination of the relations between Copenhagen and Nuuk.


LASSE LAU (*1974) is a video artist from Copenhagen. His work usually concerns the relationship between space and social conflict. The Raven and The Seagull is his debut full-length film.




Documentary Feature

Danish, Greenlandic




70 min

OV with English subtitles

Lasse Lau

Lasse Lau

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Chris Dapkins

Charlotte Munch Bengtsson

Max Schneider

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Kran Film; Tambo Film

Malene Vincent, The Danish Film Institute: maleneiv@dfi.dk

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