Winter's Yearning

77 min.DK/Documentary

A cinematic film about dreams, lives on hold and the human capacity to rise again. When the American aluminium giant ALCOA decides to build their next aluminium plant in Maniitsoq, Greenland, the citizens of the small finishing town have high hopes. Could this be the first major step towards Greenlandic independence? But as years go by and ALCOA is nowhere to be seen, the people of Maniitsoq fall into a state of waiting. The future has been postponed, but for how long?
Basic information Credits
Original title Håbets ø
Danish title Håbets ø
Keywords Greenland, Independence, Economic development, Factories, Everyday life, 2010-2019
Director Sturla Pilskog, Sidse Torstholm Larsen
Producer Sturla Pilskog, Are Kvalnes Pilskog
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor Åsa Mossberg
Sound Niels Arild
Composer Sebastian Öberg
Appearance Kirsten Kleist Petersen, Peter Søren Olsen, Gideon Lyberth, Aalibaaraq Josefsen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Blåst Film
Co-production Bullitt Film, Ánorâk Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Norsk Filminstitutt, Vestnorsk filmsenter, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, MEDIA (EU), Naalakkersuisut, Mediefondet Zefyr, Fritt Ord, KNR, DR
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Sturla Pilskog
Direction Sidse Torstholm Larsen
Assistant director Inuk Silis Høegh


Producer Sturla Pilskog
Producer Are Kvalnes Pilskog
Co-producer Vibeke Vogel
Co-producer Emile Hertling Péronard
Co-producer Inuk Silis Høegh
Production assistant Anda Hansen
Production assistant Ulannaq Ingemann
Production assistant Nivi Pedersen
Production assistant Jakob Søvndal Skovaa


Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Inuk Silis Høegh
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Ulannaq Ingemann
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Martin Otterbeck
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Sturla Pilskog


Editor Åsa Mossberg
Avid supervisor Liv Lynge
Technical support Anders Vadgaard Christensen
B-editor Sebastian Diaz Håkonsen
Pilot editor Henrik Vincent Thiesen
Pilot editor Emile Hertling Péronard
Pilot editor Sturla Pilskog


Composer Sebastian Öberg


Sound designer Niels Arild

Visual effects

Colourist Mats Andersen
VFX Espen Olsen
VFX Olav Bergsvik
Graphic design Mats Andersen


Appearance Kirsten Kleist Petersen
Appearance Peter Søren Olsen
Appearance Gideon Lyberth
Appearance Aalibaaraq Josefsen
Appearance Agathe Mikaelsen
Appearance Ane Lyberth
Appearance Angunnguaq Kristiansen
Appearance Anna Rakel Hegelund Skifte
Appearance Anthonete Poulsen
Appearance Aqqalu Lyberth
Appearance Aqqalu Skifte
Appearance Arnannguag Larsen
Appearance Augustine Jakobsen
Appearance Bilha Davidsen
Appearance Enona Olsen
Appearance Eric Bech Holm,
Appearance Frank Boller
Appearance Hans Aronsen
Appearance Helle Jensen Møller
Appearance Hans Møller
Appearance Inge Lyberth
Appearance Inger Lyberth
Appearance James Fuder
Appearance John Nordy
Appearance Karl Rasmussen
Appearance Kasper Søholm
Appearance Katina Stach
Appearance Konstantin Olesen
Appearance Knud Lyberth
Appearance Kristiane Jeremiassen
Appearance Kunuk Olsen
Appearance Larsine Lyberth
Appearance Lars Petersen
Appearance Lucas Scharff Vinther
Appearance Marie Kleist
Appearance Marita Kleist
Appearance Mianna Knudsen
Appearance Nathan Josefsen
Appearance Niviarsaq Poulsen
Appearance Nuka-Peter Lyberth
Appearance Nunkannguaq Petrussen
Appearance Pipaluk Larsen
Appearance Poul Lyberth
Appearance Regian Sandgreen
Appearance Taunajik Salo
Appearance Silas Knudsen
Appearance Siverth Titussen
Appearance Sofie Heilmann
Appearance Sofie Knudsen
Appearance Søren Møller
Appearance Tina Rosing
Appearance Quasapik Goliathsen

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