Into eternity / Into eternity

Michael Madsen (DK, 2010)

Into eternity (Michael Madsen, DK/FI/SE/IT, 2010)

Every day, the world over, large amounts of high level radioactive waste are placed in interim storages which are vulnerable to natural or manmade disasters. In Finland the world's first permanent storage is being constructed - a huge system of underground tunnels hewn out of solid rock. It is essential that it lasts 100.000 years, as this is how long the waste remains hazardous. When the waste has been deposited, the facility will be sealed off, never to be reopened. But can we ensure that? How is it possible to warn our descendants of the waste we left behind? How can we prevent them from thinking they have found the pyramids of our time, mystical burial grounds, hidden treasures? Which languages and signs will they understand, and if they understand, will they respect our instructions?


Basic information

Danish titleInto eternity
Other titlesDanish documentaries - selection
DirectorMichael Madsen
Director of PhotographyHeikki Färm
ComposerKarsten Fundal
Danish theatrical release06.01.2010
Production countryDenmark/Finland/Sweden/Italy
Dialogue languageEnglish, Finnish
Duration75 min.
Production companyMagic Hour Films
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International saleFilms Transit International Inc. / 21 Place Epernay / Ville Lorraine / J6Z 4K9 Quebec / Canada / t 1 514 844 3358 / f 1 514 844 7298 / /
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Michael MadsenDirection
Jesper BergmannScript consultant
Kristina ÅbergCo-producer
Lisa OhlinFilm consultant
Tomas EskilssonCo-producer
Emilio FavaliCo-producer
Sami JahnukainenCo-producer
Giorgio OldaniCo-producer
Lisa TaubeCo-producer
Mahsa MalkaProduction manager
Frauke PosthumaProduction assistant
Cecilia ValstedProduction assistant
Lisa OhlinFilm consultant
Kimmo KekkonenLocation manager
Heikki FärmCinematography
Mikko Missaghi1st assistant camera
Daniel DencikEditing
Christian EinshøjAdditional editing
Tomas ArweSound
Peter AlbrechtsenSound consultant
Tuomas KlaavoRecording engineer
Pirkko TiitinenRecording engineer
Visual effects
Rune Felix HolmColorist
Timo ÄikäsAppearance
Mikael JensenAppearance
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Best International Documentary 2011 Sydney Antenna International Documentary Film Festival 2011
Grand Prix 2010 Nyon, Visions du Réel 2010
Special Mention 2010 Dokufest Prizren 2010
•The Lichtpunt prize 2010 Bruxelles, Festival des libertes 2010
IDFA Green Screen Award 2010 Amsterdam, IDFA 2010
Special Mention 2010 Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010
Green Award 2010 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2010
Best Documentary 2010 Bergen Nordisk Panorama 2010
Grand Prix 2010 Ile de France, FIFE, Environmental Film Festival 2010
Audience Prize 2009 CPH:DOX 2009
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Ars Electronica Center 05-09-2013
Savonlinna International Nature Film Festival 23-08-2013
Discovery Zone Luxembourg City Film Festival 01-03-2012
Amsterdam, IDFA 16-11-2011
Sydney Antenna International Documentary Film Festival 06-10-2011
Melbourne Film Festival 21-07-2011
Durban International Film Festival 21-07-2011
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 12-05-2011
ZagrebDox 06-03-2011
Tokyo Northern Lights Festival 12-02-2011
Frontdoc , aosta Italy 30-11-2010
Ile de France, FIFE, Environmental Film Festival 24-11-2010
Amsterdam, IDFA 18-11-2010
Wiesbaden Exground Film Festival 12-11-2010
CPH:DOX 04-11-2010
Sheffield Doc/Fest 03-11-2010
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 26-10-2010
Taipei Taiwan Int. Documentary Film Festival 22-10-2010
The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City DOCSDF 21-10-2010
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 21-10-2010
Bruxelles, Festival des libertes 21-10-2010
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 18-10-2010
Cairo Ismailia Film Festival 10-10-2010
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 07-10-2010
Atlantis ff germany 24-09-2010
Bergen Nordisk Panorama 24-09-2010
green design festival greece green design festival 23-09-2010
Athens International Film Festival 15-09-2010
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 07-09-2010
Korean International Documentary Festival 01-09-2010
Lussas Etats Generaux du Film Documentaire 22-08-2010
Dokufest Prizren 31-07-2010
München International Film Festival 25-06-2010
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 22-06-2010
Guth Gafa 11-06-2010
Stockholm Cinemateket, Svenska Filminstitutet 09-06-2010
Warszawa, Against Gravity 08-05-2010
Leuven, Docville 01-05-2010
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 29-04-2010
New York Tribeca Film Festival 21-04-2010
Nyon, Visions du Réel 15-04-2010
Istanbul Int. 1001 Documentary Film Festival 01-04-2010
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 25-02-2010
cinema zed Belgium 27-01-2010
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 26-01-2010
Berlin, Cinema for Peace 01-01-2010
Les Spectacles 01-01-2010
CPH:DOX 06-11-2009
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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Press material

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Into-Eternity.-Still-from-the film. Director and match Photo: Søren Solkær Starbird. Director Michael Madsen
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into Eternity Still from the film Landscape Photo: framegrab
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Into Eternity. Still from the film. Inside Onkola Photo: framegrab
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Into Eternity. Still from the film. Man in machine Photo: framegrab
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Into Eternity. Stilll from the film. Tunnel Photo: framegrab
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Reviews and articles

Artikel (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 10 June 2011)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 28 March 2011)

Artikel (Politiken, 7 February 2011)

Artikel (Metroexpress - MetroXpress, 6 December 2010)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 8 January 2010)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 6 January 2010)

Anmeldelse (Information - Movin, 6 January 2010)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Sonne, 5 January 2010)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Uth Jensen, 31 December 2009)

Program - stumfilm & mikro (Politiken - Hjortdal, 26 December 2009)

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