Rejsen til Utopia

Rejsen til UtopiaDie Reise nach Utopia / Journey to Utopia

Competition Documentaries, Denmark / Norway / Sweden 2020, 89 Min., norw., dan. OV, engl. st

What can individuals do to help avert the end of the world as we know it? With the counsel of his wife, director Erlend E. Mo moves his family with three children to Denmark’s Permatopia, an ecologically sustainable village that banks on renewable energy, a closed-loop economy, and self-sufficiency from its organic farm. But at that point, the project existed only on paper. For two years, the Mo family move like vagrants from one vacation rental to the next until they move into their row house – which turns out to be a permanent construction site. When on top of that the costs begin to explode, the family faces the question of whether to flee or to persist. Fluctuating between irony and despair, Mo presents a field study of a family whose members want to consider themselves pioneers of an environmentally-friendly life style. And of a couple that risks a marital crisis in service of the fight against climate catastrophe.

Director Erlend E. Mo

Screenplay Erlend E. Mo

Producer Lise Lense-Møller

Production Company Magic Hour Films ApS, Baldersgade 6, 2200 Kopenhagen, Mail:, Web:

World Sales Autlook Filmsales GmbH, Spittelberggasse 3, 1070 Wien, Mail:, Web:

Festival Contact Danish Film Institute, Gothersgade 55, 1123 Kopenhagen K, Mail:, Web:

Cast Ingeborg Fangel Mo, Solbjørg Fangel Mo, Aslaug Fangel Mo, Arve Johannes Fangel Mo


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