The Raven and the Seagull

Lasse Lau, Denmark, 2018

71 min.DK/Documentary

A journey along the beautiful west coast of Greenland and its proud Inuit culture. We meet a modern Greenland in an ongoing struggle fitting in with the many assumptions left by the colonial past and present, trying to reckon this with the future. 300 years of colonial history has set an imprint in the faces of two nations. In Greenland, we meet a young pregnant woman in the small town of Qeqertarsuaq at her last doctor’s appointment communicating in a language she doesn’t understand. In Copenhagen, a young hunter is trapped in a museum as an eye-opening and harsh comment of the post-colonial Danish way of perceiving Greenlanders.
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Original title Lykkelænder
Danish title Lykkelænder
Keywords Greenland, Greenlanders, Identity, Independence, Prejudices
Director Lasse Lau
Screenplay Lasse Lau
Producer Rie Hougaard Landgreen, Rikke Tambo Andersen
Director of Photography Chris Dapkins
Editor Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Composer Max Schneider
Appearance Vivi Nielsen, Nukâka Coster-Waldau, Angunnguaq Larsen, Aannguaq René J. Hansen
Production country Denmark
Production company Kran Film Collective, Tambo Film
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales Kran Film Collective / Gasværksvej 10 A, st. th. / 1656 København V / t +45 6066 6275 / rie@kranfilm.com
Online release 10.12.2019, Filmcentralen
Comment The documentary, which is Lasse Lau's feature-length debut, won the Nordic Doc award at CPH:DOX. The film has screened at the festivals in Hamburg, Bergen and Lübeck, among others.
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Kran Film Collective, Tambo Film
Co-production Karitas Productions
With support from New Danish Screen, Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, TV2, Naalakkersuisut
In collaboration with Kong Gulerod Film, Atical, Namminersorlutik Oqartussat, Danske Filminstruktører
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Lasse Lau
Consultant Kirsten Thisted
Consultant Åsa Mossberg
Consultant Joshua Oppenheimer
Consultant Nanna Frank Møller
Consultant Nadia Kløvedal Reich
Consultant Inuk Silis-Høegh
Consultant Katrine Madsbjerg


Screenplay Lasse Lau
Dramaturge Nanna Frank Møller


Producer Rie Hougaard Landgreen
Producer Rikke Tambo Andersen
Co-producer Pipaluk K. Jørgensen
Executive producer Emile Hertling Péronard
Production Vivi Nielsen
Production Laura Lucht Rasmussen
Production Sarah Hjorth Wahlgren
Production Aka Hansen
Production Pipaluk K. Jørgensen


Cinematographer Chris Dapkins
First assistant camera Ulannaq Ingemann


Editor Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
Assistant editor Glen Bay Grant
Assistant editor Holger Seidelin
Editor: development Jesper Bækdal


Composer Max Schneider


Sound Max Schneider
Sound engineer Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Sound: post production Max Schneider
Mixer Simon Ellegaard
Re-recording mixer Frank Mølgaard Knudsen

Visual effects

Grading Maria Klarlund
Graphic design and poster Malthe Emil Hougaard Sabri
Graphic design and poster Emil Landgreen


Appearance Vivi Nielsen
Appearance Nukâka Coster-Waldau
Appearance Angunnguaq Larsen
Appearance Aannguaq René J. Hansen
Appearance Makka Kleist
Appearance Kristian Mølgaard
Appearance Josef Tarrak-Petrussen
Appearance Varna Marianne Nielsen

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Awards and nominations

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Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2019-03-06
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2019-01-28
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2018-10-30
Bergen International Film festival 2018-09-29
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2018-09-27
Reykjavik Film Festival 2018-09-27
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2018-09-19
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2018-08-27
CPH:DOX 2018-03-15
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2018-08-09
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2018-01-20
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